Tryon Methodist serves 40 years of steak dinners

Published 9:08 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dinner held Wednesday, Oct. 24
Much has changed since the early 1970s when Tryon’s United Methodist Men served up their first steak dinner, but the tradition born that year continues today.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the aroma of cooking steaks will once again waft up New Market Road as the members of Tryon United Methodist Church offer their 40th annual Steak Dinner.
Over the years, volunteers contributed different skills and their own special tools.  For thirty years, John McGuinn employed a spatula he had used in World War II to serve up thousands of helpings of hash for his fellow soldiers.  He and his grill mates developed a system that permitted them to cook steaks to order while others served up the salad, baked potato, rolls and desserts. It’s a system that works well today.
This year, one of the current chefs, Tom Kell, will wheel in his own new tool – a very businesslike grill that he plans to position just outside the church kitchen to supplement the efforts of his fellow chefs inside.  Meals will be served in the fellowship hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  Children’s plates and take-outs will also be available.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Cowan’s Hardware, Owen’s Pharmacy, the Columbus Flower Cottage and the church office.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.  For more information, call the church at 859-9218.
– article submitted by Nancy Hiley

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