Short Creek is a small rural church located in
Athens with a big heart for missions. On April 2, 2006, our Women on Mission,
Baptist Young Women and Children in Action hosted a Taste of North America
dinner as a kick off for their Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Five tables filled with foods authentic to the
regions were available. The seating tables were decorated with flags from all
50 states and Canada. Children in Action represented the Rocky Mountain and
Midwestern States with a Western theme, using authentic cowboy boots, hats,
lariats, horns from a steer, western shirts and scarfs. The food offered
included beans, cornbread, corn on the cob, steak and potatoes.
Women on Mission set up two tables representing the
Pacific and East Coast States. the Pacific Coast table was decorated Hawaiian
Luau style with grass skirts, flowering leis, fresh pineapple bowls with dips,
roasted pig with an apple in its mouth, and fresh tropical fruit salad.
The East Coast table was decorated with fishnets, a
ship and seashells, with foods including Boston Baked Beans, Rhode Island red
chicken and dumplings, and shrimp cocktail.
The Baptist Young Women set up two tables
representing the South, Southwestern States and Canada. The South and
Southwestern States decor ranged from watermelons and cows to cactus, sombreros
& maracas. The food included Southern style banana pudding, pecan pie and
taco salad with guacamole. The Canadian table was decorated with the history of
Canada with Canadian geese, Canadian flag, and maple leaves. The food included
maple glazed Canadian ham on croissants and fresh strawberries.
Guest speakers were Jack and Becky Snyder,
volunteer missionaries serving in Brooklyn, New York with the David Dean
Mission House through the North American Mission Board. Approximately 75 were
in attendance. The church goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering was
$4,200, and the goal was exceeded with a grand total of $9,154.