Huron Plainsman | 137 years doing the work of God


In June 1884, the First Congregational Church of Huron was organized with the appointment of church leaders and committees. Forty-three founding members were received into the sister church community in the state of South Dakota. The cornerstone of the first church was laid on April 28, 1885, at the present location of the church at the corner of Fifth Street and California Ave.

“Therefore, encourage one another and uplift one another, as you also do. »1 Thessalonians 5:11

The Women’s Missionary Society and the Ladies Aid Society merged in 1885 and were an integral part of raising funds to support the church in its work.

Today’s UCC scholarship continues the work of its founders, which includes the annual Happiness Fair event, which is scheduled for Wednesday (today) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Annual fall events have been taking place since the 1800s, but it was not until the 1970s that the term “happiness fair” came into effect.

It was around this time that you saw many advertisements with encouraging quotes and motivational verses that spread happiness and kindness.

First Congregational wants to continue to encourage each other and the community at large in the practice of showing kindness and consideration for one another. This is especially important, given the volatile world we live in today.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, as in Christ God has forgiven you. “Ephesians 4:32

Over the years there have been many different parts of Happiness Fair, including the Cookie Walk, which was created by Carleton Peters. They’re not including the Cookie Walk this year due to health concerns, so they’re sharing some of Congregation’s favorite recipes so you can make your own at home!

This year’s Fair of Happiness will feature a delicious lunch at noon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with your choice of homemade soups (potato or chicken and noodles), a barbecue sandwich, pickles, crackers and a large delicious home-made bar for dessert ! They offer a take out / curbside service for the meal. You can call the church at 352-5251 on the morning of the event and place your order with the pickup time.

They will have a country store stocked with mouthwatering pastries, garden produce and homemade noodles. Please join them in the community room for dinner or call us to perform.

“So that you may lead a life worthy of the Lord and be pleasing to him in all respects: to bear fruit in all good work, to grow in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

Crispy cookies
By Ruth Namanny
1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of margarine 1 cup of oil
2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 cup flaked coconut 1 cup rice cereal
1 cup quick oats 1/2 cup walnuts
Combine the sugars, margarine and oil; add the eggs and vanilla. Combine salt, cream of tartar, soda and flour. Add oatmeal, coconut, Rice Krispies and nuts, if desired. Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet. Press flat with a fork. Bake at 325 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until lightly brown around edges. Makes about 10 dozen cookies.

Eloyse Molasses Ginger Cookies
Esther Kinning
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon of soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Beat egg and brown sugar; add molasses and shortening. Sift together the flour, salt, soda and spices. Add to the above mixture. Roll out the mixture to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes and bake at 350 degrees F for 9-10 minutes. Do not overcook. Leave plain or frost with a powdered sugar icing.

Norwegian night cookies
By Marlène Hoerauf
1 cup of butter
1 cup of lard
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar
3 eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of walnuts
Fudge and shortenings; add eggs. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the creamy mixture. Form long rolls, wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate overnight. Thinly slice, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

Applesauce and Raisin Cookies
By Laura Jones
1 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening
1 cup of applesauce 1 egg
1/2 cup walnuts 2 cups flour
2 cups raisins 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of soda 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of cloves
Fudge and shortening; add the applesauce and egg. Sift the dry ingredients together and add the raisins and nuts, if desired. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

Brown Sugar Icing:
3 tablespoons of butter
9 tablespoons of brown sugar
6 tablespoons of carnation milk
Bring the above ingredients to a boil. Add powdered sugar to thicken and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Generously frost cookies.

Gracie’s Sugar Cookies
From Mildred with
3 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of margarine
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Sift together flour, salt, soda and baking powder; stir in margarine as for a pie crust. Beat the eggs well and add the sugar and vanilla; beat well and mix with the flour mixture. Chill well or overnight in the refrigerator. Roll out, cut into shapes and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

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