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.

Voice of the people: Appreciates firefighters and their Brunswick stew

  1. Forgive my absence holidays, New Year's, auto show. Yeah, I've been busy, but I missed you. Oh, yeah, and it's been really cold outside. What better way to get reacquainted than over a nice bowl of stew — Brunswick Stew. Brunswick Stew is
  2. Kudos to a special group of Columbus Firefighters who prepared Brunswick stew for a non-profit, Lowndes County Council on Aging, (Dial-A-Bus and Home Delivered Meals). They chopped, seasoned, and stirred for hours to help senior citizens have rides to 
  3. In the Summerfield area during September and October, many civic groups, fire departments and churches cook Brunswick stew to sell. Leon Beeson said that in 2014, the VFW made and sold about 200 quarts of stew. It's a good idea to buy several quarts to