Elroy free community supper set for Aug. 27

Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Elroy United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave.

This community supper is offered on the last Wednesday of each month and, according to event organizers, “gives individuals and families a chance to share a meal and build relationships within the community.”

The theme for the August meal will be “Back to School.” Families and Royall School District staff are invited to come to the community supper after the open house at Royall Schools. The serving time is being extended for this reason.

The public is invited.

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