The 59th annual Richmond Hill United Methodist Church Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction brought a taste of tradition back in a big way on Saturday.
“We had a good, steady crowd all day long,” said Tommy Wyatt, event co-chair. “We deem it a huge success.”
According to Wyatt, more than 1,500 meals were served, keeping with the average of past barbecues. Additionally, attendees purchased 330 hams, 232 Boston butts, 152 racks of ribs and more than 500 quarts of apples and potato salad to go.
“We come here every year. They have the best potato salad,” said Betty Horst of Savannah, laden with four bags of food to take home to her family.
Event-goers enjoyed meals and fellowship in the dining room and entertainment on an outdoor stage while they perused homemade jellies, pickles, baked goods, gift baskets and more at the bazaar and silent auction.
Mary Odom, co-chair of the silent auction, was pleased with the results.
“It went better than in the past. We had a couple of big-ticket items, like a round of golf for four at Ford Plantation,” she said.
Hundreds of volunteers helped to make this year’s barbecue a reality and keep it running smoothly.
“It is a lot of fun. My position is very tiring because I’m here all day long, but I think everyone has fun,” said Donna Hagan, committee chair for serving line and takeout.