Festival reviving interest in Ridgeway cantaloupes

“It’s been a nice little country fair that is growing and more people enjoy it. People from urban areas come and get a feel for a more rural fair. Ernie Fleming said the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival gets bigger every year. Fleming and others from the Ridgeway Historical Society founded the event — now in its ninth year — to preserve the area’s agricultural history. Fleming said the organizers decided it would be a fun opportunity for people who don’t ordinarily attend the fair. The festival, sponsored by the Ridgeway Historical Society and the fire department, begins at 10 a. m. Saturday and lasts until about 4 p. m. There is no admission charge, including for the number of entertainment groups on two stages.

The story behind Brunswick stew at the Mallard Creek barbecue

  1. County officials suggested the church buy the building and 2 acres for $300 --- money nobody had that tough winter. To get it, the church held a barbecue, cooking two hogs, a goat and a pot of Brunswick stew. "Ain't no telling what was in the stew
  2. County officials suggested the church buy the building and 2 acres for $300 – money nobody had that tough winter. To get it, the church held a barbecue, cooking two hogs, a goat and a pot of Brunswick stew. “Ain't no telling what was in the stew
  3. There will be another chance to buy Brunswick stew and barbecue later this month at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church, 3005 Pleasant Green Road. Pleasant Green will host its “Brunswick Stew–BBQ Chicken Dinner” from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 25. Take-out