Big chicken noodle dinner is this weekend

Saturday is the day for the annual St. Paul’s United Methodist Church chicken noodle dinner. The event, now in its 66th year, is one of several big food events famously put on by Wichita churches and their fabulous cooks throughout the year.

The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1356 N. Broadway. The cost is $9 or free for children 6 and under. The food — which includes homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, bread, pies and other desserts, is served family style, and it’s all-you-can-eat. Carryouts are available.

The dinner is a fundraiser for the church and usually brings in around 2,500 people. Last year, 200 volunteers worked the event and used  750 pounds of flour, 180 dozen eggs, 550 pounds of turkey, 400 pounds of chicken, 650 pounds of cabbage and hundreds of donated desserts.

For more information, call the church office at 316-267-3263.