13TH ANNUAL HOG KILLIN'
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.
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
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, great music
(hopefully Henry Pugh) and fun-filled fall activities.
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.
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 to the banquet.
We will light the
bonfire as soon as temperatures allow. We expect the Chick & Fran
Cleveland clan to return as Fire Master and Junior Fire Masters, managing
the wood gatherers at the fire pit.
activities of hiking, touring the historic cabins, running in the fresh
air and feeding uncountable peanuts and apples to horses will be
sure to bring your appetite!
Day of Event phone:
Read 2001 Article
Nov. 2, 2002
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. 28,
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!