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St. Stephen’s to hold taste-good fundraiser

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 10:51 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 11:33 a.m. CST
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Between now and 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, orders are being taken by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for Marshall Field sandwiches. The popular sandwiches are being sold as a general fundraiser for the church.

Churches oftentimes hold fundraisers, usually to generate money for youth mission trips, to help missionaries in Third World countries, and other feel-good causes. Next Friday, a fundraiser at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newton will taste good, too.

Twice a year, the congregation produces Marshall Field sandwiches, billed as “an open-faced pile o’ goodness, a stack of flavors, a tower of fresh tasty delight” as a general fundraiser for the church. To be precise, though, a Marshall Field sandwich is:

• a piece of lightly buttered Beefsteak rye bread;

• a bread-sized leaf of iceberg lettuce;

• a not-too-thin slice of ham;

• another piece of rye bread;

• a layer of cooked chicken, torn into small pieces;

• a slice of fresh tomato;

• a spoonful of cooked, crumbled bacon;

• a spoonful of finely chopped hard-boiled egg;

• all drenched in a generous serving of homemade Marshall Field dressing, which is Thousand Island dressing “kicked up a couple notches.”

Sandwiches must be ordered between now at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, by calling (641) 792-6971 or (515) 326-2973 or by submitting an order on the church website, The online order page is accessed by clicking on the Marshall Field sandwich on the home page.

Sandwiches cost $7 each. Free delivery is offered for orders of four or more sandwiches. Smaller orders may be picked up Friday morning, Nov. 8, at St. Stephen’s.

St. Stephen’s, which has been a part of the Newton community for more than 140 years, is actively engaged in the community. Among the many local initiatives, the church is involved in are the Newton Mission Coalition, Kids Against Hunger, Habitat For Humanity and Hospice of Jasper County.