Dumas nonprofit publishes cookbook for fundraising project


DUMAS — Members of the Women’s Service League will be selling cookbooks to raise funds to help further community projects and scholarships for students.

According to Women’s Service League president, Lindsey Lambert Wilkerson, “Women’s Service League promotes friendship, good will and service to the community of Dumas. We spend the year fundraising, striving to provide as much support to the community as possible.”

Printed by G&R Publishing, the spiral-bound cookbooks, titled “Red Aprons – 40 Years of Service,” feature a collection of tried-and-true recipes submitted by current and sustaining members of the league. Each contributor provided recipes that they are known for in the community as well as some that have been passed down through generations. Some recipes were also taken from the group’s previous cookbook.

The cookbook features many wonderful recipes, including Susan’s Salad and Anna’s Cheese Bread (recipe is included below). The book also includes fresh ideas such as Quick Meals for Busy Moms, Kid’s Corner and Slow Cooker Dinners.

Cookbooks are currently being sold for $20 at Meador’s Pharmacy and The Gift Shop in Dumas. The group is also in the process of making the cookbooks available in e-book format to be downloadable onto e-readers.

“The staff at G&R Publishing has been wonderful to work with,” said Wilkerson. “We wanted to have the cookbooks available for the holiday season, and they helped us get it through production as quickly as possible.”

“Red Aprons – 40 Years of Service” is dedicated to the memory of past members of Women’s Service League, Susan Blagg Holthoff, Jo Carol Jones Gill and Debbie Puryear, who demonstrated the true essence of WSL and have left a legacy that will never be forgotten.

For more information, to purchase the cookbook or for businesses who would like to have the cookbooks available for sale at their establishment, please contact Wilkerson at 870-866-6282 or Heather Lawrence Harris at 870-382-6907.