Methodist church Election Night Dinner sees high turn-out
The De Soto Methodist church's 74th annual Election Night Dinner saw approximately 150 diners on Tuesday, Nov. 2. "It's wonderful, the turn-out is almost overwhelming," said event volunteer Charlotte Whim. "We've had a hard time keep up with all the needs at the tables."
The Methodist church has been hosting the Election Night Dinner since 1936 and is a beloved tradition to many.
"I've been coming to these dinners since 1982," said attendee Ruth Bowlin, 87. "I used to help cook but now I just come for the food, but of course I get out and vote first."
Organizers of the event said Tuesday's attendance was much higher than it has been in recent years.
"Maybe we just did a better job publicizing this year, maybe it's a sign the economy is starting to turn around, I'm not sure," Whim said. "It's just been a busy night and now we're almost out of pies and it's wonderful."