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Salvation Army selling camp stew

Carter’s in the kitchen; the fire is under the pot and the stew won’t last long.

Kim May, director of the Pike County Salvation Army in Troy, said everything is a go for the Salvation Army’s winter camp stew sale from noon until 6 p.m. on February 7 at the Pike County Salvation Army Service Center at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy.

“The camp stew is $10 a quart and we are taking orders now,” May said. “And, even though we have set the time from noon until 6 p.m., if the stew sells like it did the last time, we’ll be out by 4 p.m.”

May said, again, there will be an extra 200 quarts above the orders but, hopefully, the demand will be just as great on February 7, which is prime camp stew time.

Carter Sanders will be the chief cook for his famous camp stew.

Sanders said there is no real secret to his camp stew.

“The first thing is that it has nothing green in it so it’s traditional camp stew,” he said. “If it has anything green in it, it’s Brunswick stew. Ours is camp stew and it’s made from the highest quality ingredients. And it’s made one to one to one – beef, pork and chicken.

“We use round steak, pork loin and boneless, skinless chicken thighs. There’s no secret, just high quality ingredients and three meats.”

To place an order for the famous camp stew, call the Pike County Salvation Army at 334-808-1069.

“Funds from the camp stew sale help fund our social service programs,” May said. “The programs include food, clothing, furniture, utilities and hotels and  rent in emergency situations. There are other emergency situations that arise where assistance is needed.”

May said to receive assistance from the Salvation Army, an application must be filed and approved.

“Those who receive assistance must qualify,” she said. “And, the Salvation Army helps people right here at home, our friends and neighbors.”

May said funding for the Salvation Army Service Center also comes from the local Thrift Store and donations and contributions.

“We appreciate the generosity of the people of Pike County,” she said. “Because of it, we are able to help many people in their times of need.”