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April 23, 2017
What’s an anniversary celebration without good food? Fords Creek Baptist Church, in Poplarville, is observing its 125th anniversary this year with the release of its fourth cookbook, “Heavenly Delights.”
The church began in a one-room log cabin that doubled as a school and was lighted by kerosene lanterns. The current building, pictured on the cover of the cookbook, includes a sanctuary that seats 180.
“Our cookbook contains 237 recipes, from quick to everyday meals to more detailed Louisiana recipes and down-home cooking from Mississippi,” church member Marie Burge said.
The cookbook is dedicated to Lenora Smith, who at age 96 is the congregation’s oldest and most active member for the past 76 years.
Proceeds from cookbook sales will help fund a new sound system for the church.
“Heavenly Delights” can be ordered for $25, including postage, or picked up locally for $20. Orders with checks payable to the church can be mailed to Fords Creek Baptist Church, 2578 Fords Creek Road, Poplarville, MS 39470.
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