12TH 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.
Traditionally this feast was held by Major's great grandfather, Major, to
celebrate his grandson, Charles' birthday.
Today, we continue the tradition with our fall gathering
of friends to share food and friendship. Plans are underway! Wayne Jones
will once again head the team of Pig Roasters, assisted by John Moore and
John D. Cox. Roasting will start Friday evening and will 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. Let us know if you would
like to join in the roasting!
The day promises to provide an afternoon of good food with
great friends and fun-filled fall activities. We'll 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, followed
immediately by the traditional photo and serious eating, will start around
2:30 pm on Saturday.
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,
though Major is enticing her to try a new recipe! Hobson promises to
barbecue some more of his special delicacies. And Nancy may fly in from
Colorado to join us! In addition, guests are invited to bring
salads, vegetables, desserts, and beverages to add to the banquet. We will
light the bonfire as soon as temperatures allow. We expect the Chick
Cleveland clan to return as Fire Master and Junior Fire Masters, managing
the wood gatherers at the fire pit. The usual activities of hiking,
touring the historic cabins, running in the fresh air and feeding
uncountable peanuts and apples to horses will be available.
Be sure to bring
Nov. 3, 2001
Cox Plantation in Smuteye.
Festivities start at noon. The Pork Procession will start about 2:30 pm
and we’ll light a bonfire as the day cools.
let us know if you can join us!
Before Oct. 29, 2001
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 heels."
Day of Event phone:
Directions are on your invitation. Call if you need a map!