NORTH TURNER – The North Turner Presbyterian Church has planned some spring celebrations in hopes spring will come sooner rather than later. The church will celebrate its regular rite of spring on Friday, March 23, with the annual family mud supper.

All the outstanding cooks in North Turner set their sights on creativity for the supper, which will feature gourmet dishes that are brown – like the mud. There will be the traditional baked beans, but they will come with red, not brown, hot dogs, for the sake of tradition as well as taste.

There will be traditional casseroles with golden brown tops, brown, rye and pumpernickel homemade breads and plenty of chocolate confections for dessert. Daffodils are always a part of the spring celebration as well.

The dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the GAR Hall on Route 219.

Church members have also planned a new spring celebration for those gardeners who can’t wait to get started.

On Saturday, May 5, the church will sponsor Dahlia Day. Dahlias blossom in late summer, but bulbs needed to be planted in late spring. For every one that is planted in the spring, the gardener will dig up a dozen in the fall.

The event is planned as a way to buy or trade excess bulbs. It is also a way for people to acquire new dahlias at reduced prices. The church will offer tables for $10 to the first 30 people who sign up. The day will not be limited to dahlias, but will include other spring bulbs such as calla lilies and cannas.

Anyone who is interested in having a table is asked to e-mail [email protected] or call 225-2020 after Sunday, March 18. The tables will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be more details in April for those who want to attend.

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