Brinson Community enjoys town picnic

Published 4:19 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

The Brinson Community Club planned its 3rd annual town picnic for Saturday, February 24th this year.  As the day approached the weather was predicted to be dreary and rainy. Undaunted, the members of the Brinson Community Club kept the faith and set up their cookers, serving tents and tables for the crowds. It turned out to be one of the loveliest days of the year!  It is estimated that between 200-300 people were served that afternoon.  All through the Town of Brinson that day the wonderful aroma of grilled hotdogs and hamburgers filled the air.  The menu also included fresh fried catfish and mullet, grilled and fried chicken, smoked pork (1/2 a pig), pulled pork and ribs.  As usual there were treats of an unexpected nature:  raccoon baked with sweet potatoes and grilled wild hog.  Every imaginable side dish and scrumptious desserts topped off the picnic fare.  Children enjoyed a jumping castle; friends and family enjoyed a relaxed meal and fellowship.  People came from as far away as Miami, as the event became a backdrop for several family reunions. 

The Brinson Community Club was formed a number of years ago to help friends and neighbors who had fallen on hard times, especially those who had lost loved ones.  Membership is open and those interested in joining should contact Joe Belvin.

The event is truly a labor of love by the BCC and all those who worked tirelessly to make the picnic a veritable feast.  Their efforts are greatly appreciated.

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Left to right:  Dan Williams frying catfish, the food line starting to form,  at the end of the afternoon the cookers are closed, but earlier each was filled with pork, chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs