Members of the Van Orin Gospel Church Women's Missionary Aid (WMA) Diane Simpkins (from left), Gwen Luck, Lynn Noble and Catherine Freedman get some coffee, pots and pans ready for the church's annual ladies and girls salad buffet set for 4 p.m. April 14 in the church fellowship hall. Reservations are requested by Friday, April 12, by calling the church at 815-638-2552 and leaving a message, or by calling Simpkins at 815-503-4688 or Noble at 815-643-2307.
The guest speaker for the event will be Stephanie Hulthen, a wife, mother of four, teacher and a professional photographer from the Chicago area. Special music will be provided by the Praise and Shine quartet. The public is invited to the salad buffet. The WMA has hosted a springtime mother/daughter, ladies and girls buffet for more than 40 years.