Monday, October 29, 2012


This past Saturday was our churches Annual BBQ sale.  
We've been hearing about what a huge undertaking and event the BBQ was since we arrived here.
Almost everyday last week was filled with preparing for this event.

And on Thursday, aka "slaw day", there was a covered dish luncheon for the people who were there working.
Look at that table full of yummy food!!

I sooooo wish I had  a picture of Friday morning.
See, on Friday morning -- early -- they start the fires to smoke the hams.
The hams are also delivered that morning.
Hubs arrived at church at about 7 am and the fires were just getting big.
Well meaning passers by saw flames shooting up from the behind the church and next thing you know the fire department arrived.
Thankfully, the fire department is just down the street and were very kind about the whole mix-up. 

The cooking began on Friday and went straight on through the night.
Early Saturday morning, the chopping began.
Hubs went on over and began his day with the chopping.
The sweet folks at church made him his very own BBQ apron. =)

I arrived early afternoon to a full house.  
Ken took a break to eat with the family, so we got in line to get our first taste of this bbq we had heard so much raving about.
It did not disappoint!
It was delicious.
and homemade.
Even that pickle, homemade!!

After we devoured our delicious meals, it was time to get to work.  
I spent a lot of time packing pounds of bbq for sale and wrapping desserts.
But I also took some time to get pictures of the some of the many, many hands serving their community that day.

Several ladies poured drinks all day.

Washing dishes and not even complaining about it. 

Fresh cut potatoes for fresh {homemade} french fries!!!
Those might have been my favorite thing.
Because if you don't already know, I have a thing for carbs.  

Manning the fryers....

 He even fried up some fresh pork rinds.
This girl is just going to tell you that they were good!!

This is Mr. Bob.  
He is one of our oldest members and oversees all that happens around here.

These fellas were manning the smoked bbq.....
and maybe taking a break to eat some pie.

Smoke house.....lots of bbq in there.


We have our youth building set up especially for take out orders.

There was even a drive thru.
The youth took orders and came in and filled them.
Folks didn't even have to get out of the car if they didn't want to do so.

This is Ms. Barbara.
She is our leader.
She heads up this bbq every year and makes sure it is all done well.
 She works tirelessly.  
And, she makes sure that everything is done well!!

Pans full of bbq to be put into pound containers.

More of our wonderful folks serving the community....

My kids played all afternoon on the playground with friends.
Finally at around 7PM, they were exhausted and ready to go home.
It was time for baths and getting ready for church on Sunday.

As we were walking back across the street, I got this picture of our church.

It is a beautiful shot of our stained glass and of our building.
But, do you know what is even more beautiful?
The number of hands that came together to make sure this event was a huge success this year.

What a wonderful day it was!
Looking forward to many, many more bbq's to come!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

So, I seriously have a craving for BBQ now after looking at all of those yummy photos! I am so glad it was successful!