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Westphalia holds 113th annual picnic to raise funds for new church

Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 13, 2019

WESTPHALIA, TX — The community of Westphalia came together Sunday morning for its 113th annual Westphalia Picnic.

Many people were at the Westphalia Parish Hall Sunday morning -- cooking the fresh chicken and preparing final touches for the big event.

More than 6,000 plates were served at the event.

At the end of July, 25 News brought you live coverage as the 124-year-old Church of the Visitation tragically burnt to the ground.

For this year's picnic, the church was raising money for a brand new church.

The Church of the Visitation Fire

The event took months of preparation, according to organizers.

More than 15,000 pieces of chicken were purchased and served with hand made cole slaw, bread, noodles and more.

The event had music and activities for children and families.