Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be having a chicken barbecue on Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dinner will include half a chicken, applesauce, potato chips, roll & butter and cookie. The chicken is being prepared by 2 Willy’s BBQ & Catering from Celina. A donation of $7 will be accepted. The lunch will be carry-out or dine-in, if you prefer. For tickets call the church at (419) 238-4992 to speak to the pastor. Emmanuel Lutheran is located at 705 S. Washington Street.

The local food banks have experienced a severe shortage of items, especially after the bad winter months. The members of Emmanuel have taken on this project to help the food banks replenish their supplies and help meet the needs of Van Wert area citizens. Your support of this mission project will be greatly appreciated.