Stew week has been a tradition at the First United Methodist Church in Forrest City for more than 50 years. The event serves as a fundraiser for the United Methodist Women. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24. Edith Dodson, left, and Betty Gabe check some of the huge pots that are used to make the stew each year. Photo by Alan Smith.