Working up an appetite: Guide to Election Day dinners


Election Day dinner decisions made easy for voters

By Merri Hanjora - [email protected]



Roslyn Keller, of Lima, selected cherry cobbler during last year’s Election Day dinner at St. Mark’s United Methodist on North Metcalf Street in Lima.


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Shoppers browse at last year’s Election Day dinner and bazaar at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Lima.


The Lima News file photos

Residents tally their votes last year at the Putnam County YMCA in Ottawa.


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LIMA — Election Day is rife with difficult decisions. Add one more to the list: Choosing where to eat.

Many organizations in the area are hosting Election Day dinners, and here is a listing we’ve compiled to help:

BLUFFTON

Bluffton First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St.

LUNCH MENU: Homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, beverages

PRICE: A la carte

TIME: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

DINNER MENU: Baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert and beverage. Carry-out available.

PRICE: Adults $8, children 5-10 $4, children under 5 free

TIME: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-358-8921

COLUMBUS GROVE

Columbus Grove VFW Post 9648, 218 E. Sycamore St.

MENU: Salsbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, cole slaw or applesauce, dinner roll and choice of cake

PRICE: Adults $8, children $4

TIME: 4 to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-905-3776

LAFAYETTE

Lafayette First United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St.

MENU: Chili, vegetable soup, shredded chicken, hot dog, salad bar, dessert, drink. Carry out available.

PRICE: Freewill offering

TIME: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-296-2863

Pure Oil Gas Station, across from the Veterans Monument

MENU: Harlan’s chicken dinners. Carry out available. Hosted by Lafayette Jackson Historical Society.

PRICE: $8

TIME: 4 to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-549-3261

LIMA

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1110 N. Metcalf St.

MENU: Chili, ham and bean soup, beef vegetable soup, hot dogs, coney dogs, sloppy joe and chicken sandwiches, cornbread, cookies and drinks

PRICE: A la carte

TIME: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-222-3601

Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St.

MENU: All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Beverage and dessert included. Carry out available.

PRICE: Adults $7, children 6-12 $3, children under 6 free

TIME: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-227-0800

MENDON

Mendon First Church of God, Wayne and Market streets

BREAKFAST MENU: Pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, eggbake

PRICE: Freewill offering

TIME: 6 to 9 a.m.

LUNCH and DINNER MENU: Chili, vegetable and chicken noodle soups, creamed chicken over biscuits, cornbread with ham and beans, sloppy joes, creamed chicken, hot dogs and coney dogs. Homemade pies and desserts. Water, coffee and soft drinks.

PRICE: Freewill offering

TIME: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-795-3815

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Community Church, 114 E. Market St.

MENU: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Dessert and beverage included. Carry out available.

TIME: 5 to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-568-6535

OTTAWA

Ottawa VFW, 212 W. Second St.

MENU: Pancake and sausage dinners. Benefits Ottawa Boy Scouts.

TIME: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

PRICE: Adults $6, children $3

CONTACT: 419-523-5870

PANDORA

Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. (state Route 12)

MENU: Chicken/beef noodles, mashed potatoes, salad bar, dessert and beverage

PRICE: Adults $8, children 3-12 $4, children under 3 free

TIME: 5 to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-384-3905

VENEDOCIA

Venedocia Lions Club Building, Main Street

MENU: Lions Club sausage, chicken sandwiches, soup, pie (pecan, apple and pumpkin). Hosted by Salem Presbyterian Church.

PRICE: A la carte

TIME: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-233-6126

WESTMINSTER

Westminster United Methodist Church Abbey, 6650 Faulkner Road

MENU: Baked steak or chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and drink

PRICE: Freewill offering

TIME: 4 to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: 419-648-8151

Roslyn Keller, of Lima, selected cherry cobbler during last year’s Election Day dinner at St. Mark’s United Methodist on North Metcalf Street in Lima.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Election_Day_Meal_01co-1.jpgRoslyn Keller, of Lima, selected cherry cobbler during last year’s Election Day dinner at St. Mark’s United Methodist on North Metcalf Street in Lima. The Lima News file photos
Shoppers browse at last year’s Election Day dinner and bazaar at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Lima.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Election-Day-dinner-bazaar-1.jpgShoppers browse at last year’s Election Day dinner and bazaar at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Lima. The Lima News file photos
Residents tally their votes last year at the Putnam County YMCA in Ottawa.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Election-Ottawa-1-1-1.jpgResidents tally their votes last year at the Putnam County YMCA in Ottawa. The Lima News file photos
Election Day dinner decisions made easy for voters

By Merri Hanjora

[email protected]

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

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