Memorial Day celebration to be held at Ridge Ferry Park on May 25

Those who wish to stay after the program can visit the displays, enjoy barbecue and Brunswick stew made available by the American Legion Post 52, chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, and a variety of other items from the Greater Rome Area Young... This program is organized by the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome with assistance from local veterans and their respective organizations. The Exchange Club is a true community service club. The club is trying to meet the need to restore the true purpose of Memorial Day in honoring and remembering those who sacrificed their lives on the battlefields for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. The Memorial Day program will begin at 10 a. m. and conclude by the noon hour. Their choir director, Marvin Williams, will sing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Mark your Calendar: 4th Annual Brookhaven Chili Cook Off coming to Brookhaven Park

  1. A number of favorites such as hushpuppies, deviled eggs, Brunswick stew, collards and banana pudding are also on the menu. Not a meat eater? Order a veggie plate with green bean casserole, sweet potato fries and mac 'N' cheese. Make sure to check out 
  2. Each team will be cooking up Chili and Brunswick Stew that can be tasted by festival goers. Organizers say there will be an all-star line-up of restaurateurs, chefs, food writers and bloggers will determine the winners of the restaurant and amateur
  3. Come meet Bob Garner and have him sign a copy of his latest book, “Foods That Make You Say Mmm-mmm.” Garner highlights the traditions, culture, and history of North Carolina's most unique and best-loved dishes, among them Brunswick stew, fig cake,