An Amish Dinner has been arranged for November 7, 2015 at the home of Marvin & Sarah Helmuth, Arthur, Illinois.,
We will meet at the parking lot of Arthur High School, 301 E Columbia St, Arthur, IL 61911 at 2:30 p.m with departure at 2:45 pm to Helmuths for dinner to be served at 4:00 p.m.
Dinner’s will be eighteen dollars per person payable in cash.
Marvin has offered to provide a tour of his farm and barns featuring Dutch horse’s before dinner. He wanted us to know he did not have any English horses. Then for a donation, he has also offered a one horse Amish buggy ride.
This will be an event you’ll remember for years. We still laugh about our buggy ride from over 10 years ago, well worth our $2.00.
Please rsvp By Nov.4th to email@example.com, we need an accurate head count
Name & Number attending_________________________________________
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Requested Pie ____________________(pumpkin,apple,cherry, etc.
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Eating in Sarah Helmuth’s Amish kitchen has a way of bringing strangers together like they are old friends, says her husband, Marvin.He should know, since the Helmuths regularly open their home to visitors craving an Amish meal with all the trimmings.“Enjoying a meal in their home is more than just great food,” said Jane Churchill, a recent dinner guest from Springfield. “You get interesting, friendly conversation, too.”The Amish couple offer meals in their Sullivan home six days a week, and reservations are available to parties of four to 76 for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Helmuths have been entertaining guests in their home for four years. It all began in 2008 when doctors discovered that Marvin Helmuth had a brain tumor. While it wasn’t malignant, it had to be removed, and like many Amish, the Helmuths didn’t have health insurance. In addition, their daughter, Marry Lou, suffered from meningitis as a child and was left with a severe brain injury.
Thus, Sarah’s Home Cookin’ was started in 2009. The business has grown every year. In 2012, they served 2,050 guests from 43 counties. So far in 2013, they have had a little more than 500 guests and with summer, their busiest season, Marvin expects to serve even more this year. And, with a menu, visitors are guaranteed not to leave the table hungry.Breakfast begins early at the Helmuth house. Sarah Helmuth says her normal time to rise is 3:45 a.m.