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One of Wichita’s most-loved church dinners returns this weekend for its 85th installment

Church volunteers are busy putting together the 85th annual St. George’s Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale.
Church volunteers are busy putting together the 85th annual St. George’s Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale. File photo

It’s one of Wichita’s most popular church dinners — so popular, in fact, that this weekend, it happens for the 85th time.

The St. George Lebanese Dinner and Food Sale returns on Saturday and Sunday at the church, 7515 E. 13th St., and as always, it will allow visitors to feast on traditional Lebanese dishes like cabbage rolls, kibba and ruz and yuknee.

It’s scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and offers pre-set meals available either for dine-in or carryout. (And St. George’s carryout system is so smooth, it permits visitors to get their food without leaving their cars.)

Meals cost $18 (or $12 for ages 10 and under) and include salad, pita bread, cabbage rolls, kibba and ruz and yuknee, which is a Lebanese green bean, rice and tomato salad. Meals also include baklawa. Those who dine-in will be served by church members.

For an additional $5, visitors can order baklava sundaes prepared by students at St. George’s school, Christ the Savior Academy. The sundaes are made with soft-serve ice cream and crumbled baklava and assembled into layered sundaes.

Attendees also can visit the Country Kitchen, where church members will be selling extra portions of dinner items like kibba and baklawa, plus pies, cinnamon rolls, cookies and homemade jams and jellies. Church tours also are available. Each year, St. George serves more than 5,300 meals.

Tickets are available at the door but they’re also available online at www.stgeorgedinner.com. For more information, call 316-636-4676.

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