11TH ANNUAL HOG
KILLIN' TIME BARBECUE
- Once again, we write to invite you, our friends from near and far, to
gather in Smuteye and celebrate the beginning of hog killin' time.
This year, our autumn feast
coincides with a landmark birthday for Major. -- He'll be 60 years young
on the 12th!
[You may know that traditionally this feast was held by
Major’s great grandfather, Major, to celebrate his grandson, Charles’
To help us
celebrate, read my note below.
The day promises to provide an
afternoon of good food with great friends and fun-filled fall
Jones will once again head the team of Pig Roasters, assisted by John
Moore and John D. Cox. Roasting will start Friday evening and is expected
to take at least 14 hours. A few brave souls will spend the night camped
around the hickory and oak bonfire that produces coals for the pit.
The plantation offers hospitality
and lodging for guests assisting Wayne and John. Call if you’d like to be
one of the few, the brave. . .
begin the hospitality around noon. The fires will be toasting
tempting treats and the property will be open for tours and hikes. The
pork procession will start around 2:30 pm on Saturday. At that time,
we will gather for the traditional photo and a few comments for the
honoree and then dive into the feast.
Margaret will continue the tradition
and build a fire under the 80-gallon cast iron syrup kettle to create her
Fabulous, Four-alarm, Fifty-gallon chili. Hobson promises to barbecue some
more of his special delicacies. In addition, guests are invited to bring
salads, vegetables, desserts, and beverages to add spice to the banquet.
We will start the bonfire as soon as
temperatures allow. We expect Chick Cleveland to return to serve as
Fire Master, managing the wood gatherers around the fire pit.
The usual activities of hiking,
touring the historic cabins, running in the fresh air and feeding
uncountable peanuts and apples to the goats and horses will all be
Be sure to bring your appetite!
Call us if you need a detailed map!
Eleventh Annual hog killin' time Whole Hog Barbecue
Nov. 11, 2000
Cox Plantation in Smuteye.
Festivities start around noon. The Pork Procession (serious
eating) and Birthday Comments will begin about 2:30 p.m.
We'll also have a bonfire as the day cools.
Please let us know if
you can join us!
Nov. 5, 2000
wait to see you! Don't forget that this is an outdoor event.
Be sure to dress comfortably and casually!
Bring a jacket or sweater to
complement the brisk autumn air. In other words..."No high