Ministering Circle's gourmet sale is Oct. 27

This post was originally published on this site

Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the sale lasts until 11:30 a.m. All items are anticipated to be sold.

WILMINGTON — The Ministering Circle will hold its annual “Red Apron Gourmet Sale for a Cause” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Elks Lodge, 5102 Oleander Drive. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the sale lasts until 11:30 a.m. All items are anticipated to be sold. Lines usually begin to form 30-45 minutes before the sale and admission is free.

While in line, shoppers will have opportunity to buy raffle tickets and $5 cookbooks and try delicacies sold at the sale such as homemade cheese straws and pepper jellies. Gourmet items for sale include various frozen homemade casseroles, soups, chowders, stuffed potatoes, ham biscuits, pickles, relishes and jellies, and home-baked goods including cakes, pies, cheese straws and biscuits.

Last year the Ministering Circle gave donated $99,000 to local humanitarian and health care services in the Cape Fear region and scholarships and local scholarships at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. It is recommended shoppers come early and bring a shopping tote. Credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted.

Raffle items can be purchased in advance from members of the Ministering Circle and at the sale, and you do not need to be present to win.

You can follow the Ministering Circle on Facebook or visit

The Ministering Circle is a group of 50 nondenominational women working to support area health care and humanitarian projects in the Wilmington community.

In 1890, our first project was a Wrightsville Beach Cottage for the care of sick children. In 1900, we turned our attention to James Walker Memorial Hospital. We purchased a horse for its ambulance, provided furnishings and linens for rooms and purchased the city’s first X-ray machine.

From a modest beginning in 1888, the Ministering Circle has gradually, year by year, increased its scope in service. Looking over the records, one is amazed at the ingenuity displayed by members in the variety of activities in which they engaged to raise funds for their benevolent work in the community.

The StarNews welcomes and will consider publishing Your Voice stories contributed by readers, nonprofits and clubs. They should be around 300 words and accompanied by a good-quality photograph. Contact Community News Editor Si Cantwell at 343-2364 or


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.