B&B pizza can help fuel mission trip

Published 2:50 am Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For those who remember the delicious hand-made pizzas at Book and Bean, you will now have the chance to taste one once again.

On May 19, 20 and 21, Leza Nelson is pulling out the recipe and firing up the stone oven at the site of Book and Bean, all in order to raise money for the Costa Rica Mission Team from First United Methodist Church of Brewton.

Pizzas will be made from 11 a.m until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets will be available for purchase that will include a 10-inch pizza, two salads and two drinks for $25. Pizza alone will be $15.

Organizers hope to make 300 pizzas in an effort to raise the funds they need.

“Since we closed our doors at Book and Bean, I have had many people ask me about the pizzas, so we thought it would be a good idea to pull it out to use for this cause,” Nelson said. “Each pizza will come with one choice of cheese, one choice of meat and two choices of toppings. There will be a list of the choices on the tickets we have and there will be a surcharge of all carry out pizzas. Additional toppings will be available. We could also use some volunteers to help make the pizzas. We hope to be able to offer some desserts after the pizza meals.”

Anyone who wants to purchase a ticket can call Deborah Marriott at 867-3862, Nelson at 867-8051 (the church), or Tammi Deatherage at 809-3415.

“I remember what some of our past customers liked on their pizzas and we are using our homemade sauce and crust and will use fresh vegetables,” Nelson said. “Anyone can stop by the church and pick up a ticket. Plan ahead and the pizza can be ready when the customer gets there.”

Mariott, who is making her fourth trip to Costa Rica, will be joined by Deatherage and several teens to distribute books to the children who live in the jungles of that country.

The teen members of the group are Curtis and Anna Grace Glaize, Ashley Daugherty, Will Marriott, Jackson Deatherage and Mary Chandler Nelson.