Men who walk with their sons will soon have an opportunity to enjoy a meal of roast beef and a toast together at the Chatfield United Methodist Church's 87th annual Father-Son Banquet on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Men who walk with God... now there's eternal food.

"The theme this year is 'Men Who Walk with God Never Walk Alone,'" said the Rev. Debra Collum, "and each person will receive a token that will help them remember this as they leave the banquet."

Collum, of Chatfield United Methodist Church (CUMC), invited "all men and boys" to the meal featuring a hearty menu, a devotional and a toast.

"The traditional full roast beef dinner with pie for dessert will be served by the United Methodist Women. I will be bringing a short devotional as a way to introduce myself to the men and boys who have been coming for years, but are not necessarily from the church. A father and son will toast one another, and I hear that is very fun and poignant.

"This is open to all men and boys who would like a quality meal within a quality moment together. It is geared for all who have a love of life and want to experience living to its fullness. This banquet honors the relationships that men and boys share as people of God."

Collum, who noted that people come from miles away to be together at the fete, hopes attendees enjoy the unique time for men and boys to spend together.

"Seeing men and boys together, eating, socializing, laughing, is just enough fun in itself.

"This is such a good time for men and boys to be together around a good meal, hearing words that encourage them in their walk with each other, the community and God. It is a historic event that we hope will continue for a long time to come."

The banquet will be held April 25 at 6:30 p.m., at Chatfield United Methodist Church, at 124 Winona Street SE.

Limited tickets are available from the church office on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They're also being sold at Roy's Barbershop in downtown Chatfield, the Pope & Young Club, or Chosen Valley Insurance.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and youth. For more information, call (507) 867-3529.