Tri-Village News

Appetizers prelude to choral concert at church fundraiser


Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual event Sunday, Oct. 21, that allows visitors to enjoy good food and support a good cause.

The sixth annual Cuisine for a Cause will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the church, 1565 Cambridge Blvd. in Marble Cliff.

"We'll have a delicious menu of hors d'oeuvres planned by one of our church members," said Pam Hagely, chairwoman of this year's event.

"The menu's actually a little more upscale than before," she said.

The menu will include poached salmon, Asian chicken salad, Swedish meatballs and pasta salad, with cheesecake for dessert, Hagely said.

Youngsters will be able to enjoy pigs in a blanket, she said.

"We're trying to make this more of a family-friendly type of event," Hagely said. "We aren't holding a silent auction as part of the event this year because that is more of an adult-type activity.

In place of the auction, the event will feature a concert by Chosen, a traveling choir composed of orphaned children from Africa, many of whom are survivors of the AIDS epidemic, she said.

"They are on a nationwide tour of the U.S., singing their songs and telling their story," Hagely said. "We think this will be a wonderful musical treat the whole family will be able to enjoy."

The food will be served at 5:30 p.m. and Chosen will perform at 6:30 p.m.

"The combination of hors d'oeuvres and music will make it a great way to wind up your weekend," she said.

The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost $10 for adults, $5 for children.

For the third year, all proceeds from Cuisine for a Cause will benefit Trinity's Bethlehem on Broad mission.

Bethlehem on Broad is a program coordinated by the Broad Street United Methodist Church that involves providing boxes of food, clothing and toys to families in need at Christmas time.

Trinity is one of several central Ohio churches that participates in the project, Hagely said.

"We prepare 500 boxes ourselves, each one containing about $60 worth of food, so it's a large project," she said.