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Lenten Pierogi Sale Under Way

A frozen uncooked cheese and potato pierogi sale sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is under way now through March 31.
The cost for a dozen pierogis is $12, and orders can be placed by calling 304.479.0196. Pierogi pickup at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Hall, 604 Colliers Way, across from Weirton Medical Center, will be arranged when placing orders.
The pierogis are made by members of the church. According to a promotional flier noting pierogi history, pierogi are filled dumplings made by wrapping unleavened dough around a potato, sauerkraut or prune filling. Pierogis are cooked in boiling water and served with butter and onions. The exact origin of the dish is unknown, according to the flier information, but they most likely originated in China and spread to Europe during the Middle Ages.