Popular Legion stew sale plannedPublished 10:00pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In an effort to raise money for their organization, the Selma American Legion Post 20 will be selling Brunswick stew Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 23.
The tomato-based soup filled with beans, okra, corn and other vegetables, will be available for $8 per quart and can be purchased at the post headquarters, 4210 Highway 80 West.
James Tennimon, American Legion member, said he and a few others have been making a selling the stew for several years.
“We started many years ago,” Tennimon said. “John Wilson used to cook it and we would all get together and help and put it in cups and sell it.”
Unfortunately, Tennimon said Wilson has had health issues recently so he and a few other legion members have decided to make the stew in his place.
“So far it’s been helping pay the bills so that’s primarily why we do it,” Tennimon said of the sale. “We’re a non-profit organization so it’s kind of hard to operate without any money.”
Proceeds from the sale will go to American Legion Post 20, a community oriented society.
Tennimon said one program the Legion supports annually is Girls and Boys State.
“Mr. Wilson taught us how to make the stew so we just continue on with that recipe,” Tennimon said, adding the stew is often a hit and tastes very good.
“We sell it by the quart and put a lot of meat and vegetables in it,” he said. “It’s a good stew — good food.”
Tickets for the stew sale are $8 and are available at the Legion. Tennimon said residents can also call him at 412-4781 or John Coon at 327-8724.
The stew will be available Feb. 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.