Jim Davis, middle, takes bids for one of the baskets auctioned off at the Fairfax United Methodist Women’s annual dinner and auction Sunday, February 19. Seventeen baskets were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Pictured assisting Jim are Eddie Taylor, left, and Sandy Burke, right.

The Women’s Evening Edition of the Fairfax United Methodist Church held their ham dinner on Sunday, February 19.
The weather cooperated and a large crowd was served a delicious ham dinner, complete with green beans, cheesy potatoes, homemade rolls, drinks, salads and desserts.   The women of the church did an amazing job preparing the dinner and providing a variety of salads and desserts.
Seventeen theme baskets along with a quilt and wreath were donated by the women of the church. The baskets ranged from children items, Pioneer Woman articles, a baby basket and even a fire pit. A Northwest Missouri State basket featured a football signed by all the players of the championship team.
Jim Davis and Ed Taylor auctioned the baskets off. Fun was had by all and over $4,000 was raised.  In the past year the women have purchased new stoves and a refrigerator for the church kitchen, contributed to C.A.R.E., Back Pack Buddies, the Atchison County Salvation Army, helped restore the parsonage and supported a number of  mission projects.  This dinner is the only fund raiser the group holds.  The turnout and support is very much appreciated.
WEE meets the second Wednesday of each month and new members are always welcome.


The Women’s Evening Edition of The Fairfax United Methodist Women held their annual dinner and auction Sunday, February 19. Attendees dined on delicious ham and cheesy potatoes, homemade rolls, salad, and dessert.