Methodists host enchilada dinner

William Thompson

Martha Waters, of Center Street United Methodist Church, said about 40 volunteers will be on hand at the church Saturday Oct. 9 to serve up a traditional enchilada dinner.

“The enchilada dinner has been an event at least since the 1950’s,” said Waters. “It’s the church’s biggest fundraiser of the year. I remember attending the dinner as a teenager and then when I was an adult in Amarillo I would drive back for the enchilada dinner.”

Waters said the proceeds benefit missions, youth groups and this year some of the proceeds will go towards refurbishing a Sunday School room at the church.
Each guest will be offered 1-3 tortillas which will be piled high with ground beef, beans, red chili sauce, lettuce and cheese. Chips and salsa will also be served and sherbet will be offered for dessert.

Waters said someone will be frying eggs at the dinner. “Some people like a fried egg on top of their enchilada,” she said. “Tonya Rigdon and I will start cooking the beans Saturday morning around 5 a.m.,” said Waters. “We will be working until about 4 p.m. scrubbing all the pots.”
The enchilada dinner will last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children.