Petersburg Parishes plan progressive dinner


WAPAKONETA — The Petersburg Parishes will host a Progressive Dinner on Wednesday, June 20, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the five sites associated with Petersburg. Dinner guests will travel from course to course and place to place in an event brimming with great food and fellowship.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Petersburg Cares program, assisting parishioners in challenging situations, through gas, grocery, and other gift cards. Petersburg Cares is administered by the parishes’ volunteer-led Social Justice Commission.

This year the menu for the Progressive Dinner will have a German theme, in honor of the new Ohio Historical Marker, dedicated in May at the site of Petersburg, a German-Catholic settlement from which the four Petersburg Parishes emerged in the mid-19th century.

The itinerary for the Progressive Dinner includes:

• A toast to the origins of the Petersburg Parishes—Petersburg;

Those who wish may then attend 6 p.m. Mass at St. Lawrence, Rhine;

• 6:40 .p.m: the salad course—Tomatensalat, Gurkensalat (cucumber), and Kartoffelsalat (potato), accompanied by homemade bread and jam: Immaculate Conception, Botkins;

• 7:30 pm: the main course. Dinnergoers will choose between Senfbraten (pork roast) and Flatladen (beef roast). Both will be accompanied by Schwabische Kasespatzle (a German macaroni and cheese) and German sweet and sour green beans—St. Joseph, Wapakoneta;

8:30 p.m.: dessert and coffee—St. John, Fryburg. Dessert will include Individual Black Forest Cake Trifles, German Cream Puffs, and Apple Strudel.

The main and dessert courses will also feature entertainment by Paula Geis Owen and Micah Nicol.

“We’re very excited about this year’s Progressive Dinner and its German theme. We know that all who attend will enjoy a great evening,” said Social Justice Commission member Rachel Barber.

Suggested minimum donation is $14 per person.

Those who wish to attend must make their reservation at the St. Joseph parish office, 309 Perry Street, 419/738-2115, no later than this Friday, June 15. (Directions and schedule will be provided when reservations are made.)

The Petersburg Parishes of Botkins Immaculate Conception, Fryburg St. John, Rhine St. Lawrence, and Wapakoneta St. Joseph are served by the Rev. Patrick Sloneker, pastor, and the Rev. Sean Wilson associate pastor. For more information, call 419-738-4924.