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The Wilmore Methodist-Christian Butchering Bee Prelude to Supper

Wilmore Butchering Bee. This Western Star photo shows only a part of the eight hogs but all of the 18 men who helped with the butchering bee.

They are: Front row, from the left -- Lew Baker, Marvin Belcher, Fay Smith, Bob Hackney and Rod Baker. 

Squatting at the right of the center hog are, from the left -- Gene Dorsey, Rev. Wayne Riggs, Wendel Ferrin, Homer Ring, Melvin Smith, Charley Lenertz and Louis Helm. 

Standing, at the rear are, from the left -- Ord Trummel, Ed Baker, Ernest Ferrin, Leo Thornberry, George Kennedy and Jack Bond.

      Eighteen men met at the Fay Smith farm east of Wilmore last Friday and butchered eight hogs. They were hung up in a shed to cool and were cut up and processed into sausage, hags and bacon sides on Monday for the community's annual Methodist - Christian Brotherhood groundhog supper on Wednesday of this week. However, due to the snowstorm the supper has been postponed until Wednesday evening, Febrary 8. Serving starts at 5:30 in the Methodist church in Wilmore and the public is invited to attend.
      The above Western Star photo shows only a part of the eight hogs but all of the 18 men who helped with the butchering bee. They are: Front row, from the left -- Lew Baker, Marvin Belcher, Fay Smith, Bob Hackney and Rod Baker. Squatting at the right of the center hog are, from the left -- Gene Dorsey, Rev. Wayne Riggs, Wendel Ferrin, Homer Ring, Melvin Smith, Charley Lenertz and Louis Helm. Standing, at the rear are, from the left -- Ord Trummel, Ed Baker, Ernest Ferrin, Leo Thornberry, George Kennedy and Jack Bond.

-- undated clipping from The Western Star, probably about 1954.
Source: Ollie Hackney Clipping Collection, courtesy of Bobbi Huck.


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