Friday, March 03, 2006

Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin: Friday's "Food and Drink" calendar for tomorrow sort of says it all about life around here

Morning Temperature: 20 F
Precipitation: YES! and it's still fluffy and pretty

I walked to the park to get the paper this morning. Friday is my favorite newspaper day because they list all the rummage sales and book sales to be held on Saturdays. Today, however, I was struck by the fact that one could make an entire day out of working the Saturday fund-raiser food circuit around here. I love that there is a three-way rivalry among the various versions of spaghetti dinners: which one will win? My money is on the one "with meatballs" (as opposed to mere "meat sauce"). I also love that you can get your food to take-away, in case you don't want to hang out and eat with your fellow VFW buddies.

I'm just going to paste the whole schedule here, because I think it really speaks volumes about life in Binghamton:

12th Annual Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club with Irish/folk music by Java Joe Jammers; American Legion Post 80, 76 Main St., Binghamton. 8-11:30 a.m. $4.

Breakfast Buffet, Christian Fellowship Church, Lisle. 7-10 a.m. Free will donation.

Buffet Dinner, sponsored by Triangle United Methodist Women; Triangle Fire Station, Route 206, Triangle. 3-6 p.m.

Chicken Barbecue Dinner, Elks Lodge, 4212 Watson Blvd., Johnson City. Noon-2:30 p.m. $6.

Pancake Breakfast, fundraiser for homeless in our community; Greenman Senior Center, 37 Pine St., Binghamton. 8 a.m.-noon. $3.50 (6-12, $1.50; 5 and under, free).

Roast Pork Dinner, takeout available; Port Crane United Methodist Church, Pine Street, Port Crane. 4-7 p.m. $7 (6-12, $3.50; 5 and under, free).

Roast Pork or Baked Chicken Supper, takeout available; Van Etten-Spencer VFW Post 8139, Wyncoop Creek Road and Route 224, Van Etten. 4:30-7 p.m. Goodwill donation to benefit the maintenance fund.

Soup AND Salad Night, Vestal Fire Company No. 2, Route 26 S., Vestal Center. 4 p.m.

Spaghetti AND Meatballs, Moose Lodge, 224 Henry St., Binghamton. 5-7 p.m. $6.

Spaghetti Dinner, with live music to benefit Barry Butterfield; Candor American Legion, Spencer Road, Candor. Festivities start at 2 p.m.; dinner served 3-7 p.m.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Dinner, fundraiser for Joey Gould; Elks Lodge, 4212 Watson Blvd., Johnson City. 4:30-7:30 p.m. $5.


Vern & Mary said...

Enjoyed your musings about life in Binghamton. We think you should go to the VFW for the takeout.
We remember well similar experiences in outback Australia and our quest for authentic Mexican food. We finally found it in Alice Springs run by an American..but it burned down before our next visit which wasn't too frequent as it was 600 miles away on a dirt road.

Mary goes to UCLA Monday for diagnostics. Karen spent last weekend here and Margaret is here this weekend.

Our best to John and stay warm.

Love, Vern Mary and Margaret

jmwpga said...

I've read your most recent musings and still find you the "pistol" I've grown to love!

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