News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Local & Bistate

December 1, 2012

St. Joseph Parish cookbook sales aid food bank

TERRE HAUTE — Copies of “Feeding the Flock” are moving faster than white chicken chili as a historic parish raises money for a local food bank.

Sally Whitehurst, chairwoman of the St. Joseph University Parish “Feeding the Flock” committee said Friday the group is down to 800 copies of the cookbook. About 2,200 were originally printed. As part of St. Joseph’s 175th anniversary, the parish has prepared a 525-recipe cookbook for sale, proceeds of which are being split between the Catholic Charities of Terre Haute Food Bank and the Samaritan Food Pantry.

“And if we get them all sold, we’ll have over $13,000 to split between the two charities,” Whitehurst said. “They’re selling beautifully.”

The book’s cover features a mother hen and her chicks, an allusion to the idea of feeding one’s flock, which also conveys a Christian message, she explained. The books are being sold for $10 at stores throughout the Wabash Valley, as well as First Financial Bank branches.

The parish, now located at 113 S. Fifth St., has an extensive history which includes a visit by St. Mother Theodore Guerin and five nuns from the Sisters of Providence on Oct. 22, 1840.

Whitehurst said the church wanted to give back to the community as part of its anniversary, and the cookbooks not only make for a great fundraiser, but the product itself can serve as a gift this holiday season. Recipes range in difficulty from the very simply to complex, with vegetarian fare such as “Judy’s Veggie Pie” and vegetarian minced meat nutbread to “Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork” and “White Chicken Chili.”

John Etling, executive director of Catholic Charities of Terre Haute said his organization appreciates the support.

“We’re at a pace to provide about 2 million meals a year,” he said that evening, adding Terre Haute is a very generous community. “And we’re still seeing more people who want to give.”

The cookbooks make for great gifts, and Etling remarked he and his wife continue to give such items as wedding presents as they received one upon at their marriage.

“It gives everybody something tangible,” he said, describing the fundraiser as a great idea.

Brian Boyce can be reached at 812-231-4253 or brian.boyce@tribstar.com.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit
NDN Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity