The Cox Plantation Annual Hog Killin' Time Barbecue


The Smuteye Grit Paper


 Barbecue on November 3, 2001   



SMUTEYE - 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.

Margaret & Major serving 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, 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 your appetite! 


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.


Please let us know if you can join us!

Before Oct. 29, 2001
(334) 264-9714
(Montgomery) or
(334) 474-3271

or on-line

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!








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