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Food takes the spotlight during Operation Celebration

No special occasion is complete without food. Whether it is a just simple dessert like homemade ice cream or a catered sit-down dinner, food is a prime ingredient to a successful event.

Peabody Main Street Association will host several meals and an ice cream social during the 2010 Operation Celebration scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

“The women of Sorosis Beta Club will once again serve biscuits and gravy at the hearty Rosie the Riveter breakfast in Santa Fe Park,” said PMSA Executive Director Shane Marler. “The breakfast serving line will be open from 8 to 10 a.m.”

Doyle Valley Farmers Market will kick off its 2010 selling season Memorial Day weekend, as well. For those interested in ingredients for do-it-yourself meals all week, the market vendors will be selling their homegrown Victory Garden produce and homemade baked goods. The market will be open in Santa Fe Park from 8 a.m. to noon.

Lunch also will be served in Santa Fe Park from noon to 2 p.m. The Big Red One Lunch will be light, but satisfying enough to carry participants through afternoon events such as the Siege on Peabody, the Victory Parade, and the Reception for Veterans.

Saturday evening, 1940s swing tunes by Nouveau Quintette will beckon everyone to the big tent on South Walnut, where PMSA members will be serving smoked and sliced Baron of Beef, potato salad, Granny’s green beans, rolls, and a cherry mousse dessert. Everyone gets a chance to relax, visit with friends, and enjoy good music and a sumptuous meal.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Main Street Program in Kansas. As a way of thanking the community for its support of the local and state Main Street programs, a free community ice cream social will be held Sunday evening, again under the big tent on South Walnut.

Free cake and ice cream and an encore performance by the Senseney Music Community Band are on tap for all of Peabody to enjoy.

“Everyone be sure to come to Operation Celebration with a hearty appetite,” said Marler. “This event is not for picky eaters!”

For more information, contact Marler at (620) 983-2113.

Last modified May 13, 2010

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