The wind blew and the rain came, but they did it on either end of St. Stephens Episcopal Church’s annual barbecue and bluegrass party at Roanoke farm in Heathsville Saturday. Between the winds and the rain about 250 people gathered for roasted pig and fixings.
Bill Kirby, who headed the event, said that the wind came about 3 p.m. and blew over all the tents under which libations and food were to be served, but volunteers had them all back in place by the time the event officially started at 4 p.m. The rain arrived about 6:30 p.m. but never did get hard enough to discourage the folks at the party.
Two sorts of barbecue served. Fred Paul provided chopped barbecue of the sort he sells at his Callao stand and Mason Brent, aided by Mike Supchak and Carol Yerby, roasted a whole hog. Those lucky enough to be at the fire pit at the right time got to taste the pig skin Brent fired after it was pulled off the roasted hog. Nothing in a commercial bag ever stated that good.
For full story, pick up a copy of the June 21 edition of the Northumberland Echo