Ham and egg committee meetsPublished 6:06am Thursday, March 8, 2012
By JEAN OUZTS
The Ham and Egg committee met Tuesday night, March 6, at the Climax Community Club. This meeting put into motion the necessary things that will be needed for Climax’s first social event of the year, the 22nd annual Ham and Egg Supper to be held on Thursday before Easter, April 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The place for this event is as always the “Chitlin Barn” at the Swine Time grounds located on New Street in Climax. One may dine in or carry out.
Not only is this event a social affair for Climax, the surrounding counties, such as Grady, also look forward to the supper after a long and dreary winter. Many come to socialize and visit with family and neighbors they haven’t seen for a year or sometimes longer.
But the reason for this supper is more important than just a social affair. While fun and hard work by all volunteers make the supper look effortless, much planning and hard work is actually involved. The reason for the annual Ham and Egg supper in Climax is for the support and up keep of the Cedar Grove Cemetery, located just south of Climax on State Route 262. Many have relatives interred there and come to support the upkeep of the resting place of their loved ones.
According to Flora Nell Hughes, chair of the committee, last year around 80 pounds of grits were cooked. Marilyn Dodson reported that about 2,000 biscuits were made. Charles Hadsock stated that some 600 pounds of ham and 125 pounds of sausage were cooked, and some said they had around 210 dozen eggs cracked and scrambled — a lot of work for those who are dedicated to the supper and to Cedar Grove Cemetery. Some of the volunteers return home to Climax each year from as far away as Atlanta and maybe some even further away to cook and serve plates.
Advanced tickets are available from any committee member at $7 per plate, or one may obtain a ticket at the barn. The Cedar Grove Cemetery committee, which is a separate committee, expressed their appreciation to the Ham and Egg committee and to all who come to Climax to socialize while enjoying some good “old-fashioned” ham and eggs, biscuits, gravy, grits and homemade jelly, thereby showing their dedication to the supper and support for Cedar Grove Cemetery.
The second meeting is planned for April 2, with the supper on April 5, the Thursday before Easter.
For more information, call Gloria Scarbrough at (229) 246-4187 or Flora Nell Hughes at (229) 246-0879. Mark your calendars to attend.
Deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family of Clarence Butler during their time of grief. He is the brother of David Butler of Climax. He will be missed.