60th annual Chittlin’ Supper set for March 15

From left, Meek High School Principal Marla Murrah, Arley residents Brent Harbison and Willard Wadsworth and MHS Band Director Kevin Dunham display flyers from years gone by advertising the chittlin supper as the event will be celebrating its 60th anniversary.

ARLEY   -  Calling all hogs, as well as members of the public, to the 60th annual Chitterling Supper set Friday, March 15, where modern day will blend with history and tradition in a special family friendly event--all for a good cause.
Each year, the chittlin’ supper, as it is commonly called in the south, raises  an average $3,000 for necessary equipment, instruments, uniforms and other needs of the Meek High School Band of Champions.
“The biggest thing the band needs right now is uniforms,” stressed MHS Band Director Kevin Dunham.

This year’s event, which is planned to start at 4:30 p.m. at the MHS gymnasium, will be no exception to the rule, with all of the proceeds going toward the band. 

The chittlin supper has become known not only throughout the state but other states as well for its traditional humor of hog calling, buck dancing as well as quality live entertainment and five minute speeches from political candidates at $50 per candidate.
This year, for the supper’s 60th anniversary, all of that will be intact, with  a few bonus features added.
Music this year will go back to the supper’s roots in featuring a 1960s theme, since the first supper was officially held in 1959, school officials explained.
Also, late 1950s or 1960s model cars will be on display outside the gym for those attending the show to browse among, in order to get a true feel of the supper’s roots.

One highlight, which is annual to the supper, is the serving of plates of deep fried hog intestines, known as chittlins, with potato salad, slaw, macaroni and cheese, crackling corn bread, buttermilk or tea, onions and candy corn.
Traditions Bank will also provides a table of complimentary  baked goods, with Traders and Farmers Bank providing coffee.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children and  will be sold at the upcoming Ronald Reagan political dinner for the Winston County Republican Party at the Double Springs Municipal Building, this Friday, March 8, announced Dunham.





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