Amy Hanten, author of The Cooking Mom and host of Fox 11’s “Living with Amy posed with Theresa Worachek during the Reedsville Fall Fest held on Sunday, November 13. Worachek is a member of the Preservation of St. Mary’s and a Lioness member.
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(subscription site) published November 17, 2011.
Amy Hanten, author of The Cooking Mom and host of Fox 11’s “Living with Amy,” chose Taco soup and a Chocolate Raspberry Trifle to show how easy cooking can be at the Reedsville Fall Fest on Sunday, November 13. After the demonstration, the fans tasted the finished products and Hanten autographed her cookbook, The Cooking Mom. Copies of the recipes can be picked up free at the Corner House in Reedsville.
Hanten said, “My mission is to get families back to the dinner table. Children of families who have dinner together are more likely to stay out of trouble.” She grew up Petoskey, Michigan and graduated with a degree in Journalism from Marquette University. Hanten has been with Fox 11 for 20 years, first as a news anchor and now has her own cooking show. “It’s the only live cooking show in the country. It’s a dream come true.” she said.
The Fall Festival is sponsored by three of Reedsville’s active organizations; the Reedsville Lions, Reedsville Lioness, and Preservation of St. Mary’s.
Theresa Worachek, a Lioness and member of Preservation of St. Mary’s said “The festival featured 51 vendors, a silent auction, and performances by the Reedsville Elementary and Middle School choirs and band. The performances by the students were outstanding. Having Amy Hanten was definitely a draw. We had more vendors than the previous year.”
Most of the monies raised at this event stays in the community. The Preservation of St. Mary’s Historical Society uses some of their portion do service projects in the community as well as maintain the building.
On December 3 and 4, they are hosting an Angel Among the Stars Show at St. Mary’s Historical Building, 615 Menasha St., Reedsville. Christmas cookies, candy and baked goods will be available for purchase. There will be a demonstration to make a simple Christmas angel by Theresa Worachek. Dan Duchow will have his stained glass angels on display. The hours are from 9:00 AM -2 PM.
Joe Barth, President of the Lions Club, said “The basic premise of the club is to serve where there is a need. Much of the money stays in the community. Some of the local groups we support are the Reedsville Flames junior football team, Manitowoc County youth sports and the Reedsville First Responders. We are in the process of getting a Leo Chapter at RHS. It is a Lions Club for students to do community outreach programs.”
The Reedsville Lions Club will be setting up a nativity scene on the corner of 6th and Manitowoc St. and will have a holiday tree in the village.
Barb Pritzl, president of the Lioness Club said, “The Lioness Club provides $500 scholarship to a RHS student, assists those in need in the community, helps the Reedsville area garden club purchase flower pots and flowers for the village and performs other service projects.”
Both the Lions and Lioness supports Leader Dog and Wisconsin Eye Bank Programs. Those interested in joining the above mentioned clubs should contact: Joe Barth – Lions, Barb Pritzl – Lioness, and Theresa Worachek – Preservation of St. Mary’s.