Driving along Baytree Road this weekend, you may experience a little more traffic congestion than is normal around Temple Israel.
The Temple’s annual Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich Sale kicks off Friday and continues Sunday and Monday.
The sale has become a Valdosta tradition. If you don’t believe it, swing by the Temple at lunch on any of these days.
You will see car after car driving up and around the Temple to pick up the lunch of a third-pound of corned beef sandwich, chips, dill pickle, drink, a dessert, and condiments. Temple Israel expects to sell more than 6,000 sandwiches this year.
Donating a portion of the proceeds to a worthy cause in the Valdosta-Lowndes County community is another sandwich sale tradition. This year, there are multiple causes: Lowndes County Future Farmers of America, Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility, and the Rotary Club’s law-enforcement fund, which was the focus of the recent annual Law-Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.
These organizations contribute to the good of our region.
So does the sandwich sale.
If you have already purchased a ticket, don’t forget to pick up your corned beef sandwich Friday, Sunday or Monday. If you don’t have a ticket, get one. Come sandwich days, you can eat inside or take it to go.
And don’t worry about traffic. Another tradition: Temple Israel members keep the sandwiches and cars moving.
Annual Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich Sale
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 28; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 30; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, March 31.
Where: Temple Israel, 511 Baytree Road.
Lunch: A third of a pound of kosher Hebrew National corned beef on rye bread, chips, kosher dill pickle, drink and dessert.
Cost: $10, advance; $12, days of sale.
More information: Tickets can be purchased online at templeisraelvaldosta.org; or call (229) 244-1813. Tickets also available at Astro Exterminating, Steel’s Jewelry, Pammy Cakes, J Carbone Jewelry, Tony LaMarca ERA Joyner Realty.