Eagle’s signature dish served up this Saturday
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Eagle Holiday Bazaar and Chicken Noodle Soup
What: Annual holiday bazaar hosted by the United Methodist Women, complete with their homemade chicken noodle soup sale
When: Saturday, Nov. 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Brush Creek Pavilion
Details: Shop for jewelry, gifts for the home and holiday, children’s items, gourmet food, candles, hand loomed scarves, antiques and collectibles, western wear and accessories and more.
EAGLE — If Eagle has a signature dish, such as Boston’s baked beans or Kansas City’s barbecued ribs, it is arguably the Methodist ladies’ homemade chicken noodle soup.
For more than three decades, the women of the Eagle Community United Methodist Church have been mixing, rolling and drying their famed noodles and stewing scads of chickens to prepare the lunchtime offering for their annual Christmas bazaar. The have been at it this week in preparation for Saturday’s event.
“People can’t wait for the soup. The soup is what brings them in,” said event organizer Barbara Meese. “We just look forward to seeing everyone and severn the soup and seeing everyone smile.”
During the past week, Meese and the other volunteers have been busily filling their soup kettles.
“We had wondering volunteer help this year, and we had three noodle-making sessions, and we are all ready,” said Meese.
Volunteers worked three to four hours during each of those sessions.
While the homemade soup — which is made using the recipe supplied by the late Ella Bindley — brings folks to the event, the array of vendor tables puts them in the mood for Christmas shopping. Meese noted this year’s vendors include everything from kids toys to antiques to Western wear to hand-knitted scarves and socks.
“The venders are always happy because we get a lot of people at the event,” said Meese.
There is no admission to the bazaar and the money the Methodist women raise from soup sales goes toward their philanthropic projects — local, national and even international.
While it will be postmaster Elizabeth Turner’s first busy season in Avon, it’s far from her first holiday-shipping crunch.