a Peck of Pickled
Doesn't summer remind you of county fairs, patriotic music, and fun with friends?
If so you would have enjoyed our "Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers" luncheon for July.
With friends we dined on cool gazpacho, lots of fresh fruit, and assorted sandwiches
at the Harvest Room. Then like a county fair, we were introduced to the home grown
pickled veggies of Eileen Brubaker from "Pick a Peck Pickles." Both patriotic and
inspirational music was offered by music guest Diana Strong, followed by the
entertaining and encouraging words of Carol Scott the speaker to complete our program.
Our special feature Eileen Brubaker was extremely interesting as she shared the making
of their truly family business Pick A Peck Pickles. Starting from a favorite old recipe of
pickled asparagus, teacher and mother Eileen described how the whole family is
involved in the business, everything from creating, naming, sales, to marketing. The process also
directed them to obtaining a commercial kitchen, offering internships, and even being
published in both Rachael Ray and California Bountiful magazines!
Always a hit in July, music guest Diana Strong started off our program by singing
the patriotic song "America the Beautiful." Later on we were encouraged, as
Diana followed up with her song "It Is Well With My Soul," the lyrics reminding us of
peace like a river, sin nailed to the cross, and that it IS well, it is well, it is well with my soul!
Carol Scott our speaker encouraged us with her story of looking for life fulfillment.
Shy and insecure, she joined a local community theater and enjoyed the spot light.
For over 20 years Carol participated in leading roles in melodramas and tap dancing--
until the applause wore off. Still needing a sense of purpose, she tried self-help books
because in the past, she had been in control, the master of her own fate, and her own best friend.
Then at a luncheon she was introduced to the "Person" Jesus Christ and she knew He cared
about her. She attended a Bible study where she learned that peace of mind cannot
come from yourself but only from Jesus Christ. Now she no longer is troubled because she
has learned that Jesus Christ has all the answers that we need!