The annual Presbyterian Irish Stew dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend.
Organizers invite the public to same the Presbyterians’ famous recipe of Irish Stew, along with delicious pies.
Tickets are $6 and will be available at the door. Pre-school children eat free. Carry-out orders may be picked up at the northeast entry of the church.
For more than a decade, Elward “Eldy” Hiss has served as the head chef and this year, with Eldy still very much involved, Jim Hiss is chairing this community event. Jim said an important factor in the ongoing success of this popular community event has been the great recipe and the cooks’ commitment to use only the highest quality ingredients: choice beef and the freshest of vegetables.
Hiss noted that the original Presbyterian Irish Stew recipe was put together over 50 years ago by C.E. “Ed” Bartley, who owned and operated the then-famous Mayflower Café on Forest St. This traditional Irish dish has been perfected over the years as cooks have added ingredients and flavor- enhancing spices.
In recent years, the church-sponsored Scout troop has also pitched in to help serve approximately 600 servings of stew.