Thursday, September 21, 2006

The egg that didn't get away

My heart sank when a mother contacted me to tell me that her child had left an egg in the church kitchen and needed to be sure it was retrieved.

That kitchen has been the site of an enormous range of activities this week. In addition to the food preparation for our Tuesday Meal and Ministry, people have been bringing in ingredients for vegetable soup to be made for the vegetable soup sale that will be part of Central Presbyterian's Harvest Festival. People have been bringing in jars of relishes and preserved vegetables to be sold at the Festival. People have been moving things around in the kitchen to make sure that it is ready for the ladies who will make the mini-hamloaves that will also be sold at the Festival.

And people have been throwing things out that look like they don't belong there.

I was told that the egg was a container shaped like an egg, that it looked like a normal chicken egg and was white, and would be near the coffee-maker. In my heart I was sure the egg was doomed.

Then an adult who had been present on Tuesday told me that she saw that the child had left the egg behind and that she had taken it from the church to be sure that it did not get misplaced.

The egg turned out to be a novelty item that, when kept submerged in water, will hatch and produce an underwater lizard of some sort.

Egg getting ready to hatch

The child is no longer missing her egg. And you should be sure not to miss Central Presbyterian Church's Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 23, 2006 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

September 23rd 9am 2pm, 2006Harvest Festival— at
Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, Tarentum, PA 15084

Church fundraising event featuring a la carte lunch, vegetable soup sale, bake sale, hoagie sale, sale of mini ham loaves, car wash, children's activities, displays by Central Quilters and Tarentum Genealogical Society

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