This blog is posted by "Elijah's Table," a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (1 Hood Road, Derry, NH) and Etz Hayim Synagogue (1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry, NH), both located on Hood Road in Derry, NH. Twice a month we provide free, family-friendly dinners, which are served in a relaxed atmosphere. There are other organizations in the Derry, New Hampshire area that also offer free and delicious meals to the public. Please see the calendar on the right-hand side of this blog for a list of upcoming meals. And don't forget the offerings of the Sonshine Soup Kitchen (described on the left-hand side of this blog) and The Derry Salvation Army!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Being here is dessert enough."

I just got home from a lively Elijah's Table dinner.  Over 50 guests, tons of delicious food, and all of it gone by the end of the evening.  We had quiche, corn on the cob, potato salad, green salad, green beans, banana bread, chocolate cake, and ice cream.  We had bags of Turkish Taffy for door prizes, and a special "Happy Birthday" song for our good friend, Frank.  Oh, and one of the nicest things:  when we learned that a new guest also had a birthday, and asked if he wanted a special dessert, he responded, "Being here is dessert enough for me."  Wow, what a compliment!  Please join us in September.


"And heeeeerre's...salad!"
Can you find Frank in this picture?

"Yay, corn on the cob!"

Happy customers on line.

One of our photographers.

New friends.

Gold friends.

Me:   Would you like some dessert?
Customer:  "Being here is dessert enough for me."

Recipient of Turkish Taffy door prize.
Recipient of lucky sand dollar door prize.
Girls bring Frank a happy birthday Klondike bar.


Yours truly with three cute girls and their "Thank You!" sign.
Yes, thank you everyone for helping us create a wonderful summer dinner.