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Macedonia UMC Barbeque

By: Bonnie Briggs

Macedonia United Methodist Church held their spring barbeque April 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Although the day started with clouds and light rain, the weather cleared up and the barbeque was well-attended. Adult meals were priced at $9.00 and children’s meals are $5.00. Whole shoulders were priced at $45.00. As usual, these had to be ordered ahead of time.

The pit masters cooked over 80 shoulders and 160 meals were served. The meals included barbeque, slaw, potato salad, baked beans, bread, barbeque sauce, a drink and homemade desserts. Funds raised from the barbeque are used for church maintenance and repairs.

The church is located at 11508 Macedonia Road between Rosemark and Arlington. For those who have not attended one of these barbeques, it is a treat. Macedonia has developed quite a reputation in Tipton and Shelby Counties for their delicious barbeque that is cooked by the men of the church on an open pit located on the church grounds. Jerry Reese, Zane Ward and several other members cut the wood used to cook the barbeque over the church’s outdoor open pit.

As with the church, the barbeque has a history. The first barbeque was held in 1962 and at that time the church only held one barbeque per year. During the mid-1980s, it was decided to have two barbeques per year, one on the second Saturday in April and one on the second Saturday of October. The decision on the fall barbeque is pending at this time. Congratulations to all of the members at Macedonia for their hard work in making this barbeque a success!

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