After standing in line at the nearest vote center, take a load off and fill up with one of the best Mexican lunches, or dinners, around. The Election Day tradition is continuing again this year as St. Luke’s Episcopal Church hosts its 53rd Annual Mexican Supper.

The annual meal began in 1955 to raise money to purchase the church a new altar set. Now, proceeds from the event benefit various community organizations in Erath County.

The supper grows every year as the fame of good food and fellowship continues to spread. Last year, an estimated 900 people enjoyed the event. This year, with election turnout being higher than in previous years, the crowd is expected to grow. Father Sam McClain and his parishioners are inviting everyone to dinner.

“We are planning for a big turnout,” McClain said. “We encourage everyone to first go out and vote, then come by and grab a bite!”

The taco lunch buffet will offer tacos by the plate with all the extras. Individual tacos are a good option for lighter appetites. Or, pick up a steamy bowl of St. Luke’s signature chili, a tasty bowl of beans, or spice it up with an order of nachos. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Prices range from a $1 bowl of beans to $5 for a large taco plate.

Stuck at the office? Delivery service is available for orders of four or more - don’t forget to call ahead at 968-6949.

For those who prefer a little more time to sit back and enjoy food and fellowship following a long day at the office, or a long wait to cast their ballots, the church’s traditional enchilada supper will be served from 5 - 8 p.m.

The hot, steamy enchiladas that have made the annual fundraising event a tasty success will be served with plates available for adults and children. If you missed lunch hour don’t despair, chili and nachos will again be served. For those who prefer an all-American approach to Election Day dining, hot dogs will also be available. An adult Mexican plate will fill you up for only $7. Children eat for just $3.

The church is located at the corner of Vanderbilt and McIlhaney streets in Stephenville.