CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church will hold their 81st annual barbeque on Thursday, October 28.
The first barbeque the church held was at the end of the Great Depression, right after the church had finished construction of their first Sunday school rooms. The deacons of the church organized a barbeque including three or four pigs and a goat to raise the money to pay for the construction of those Sunday school rooms.
This year, members of the church anticipate they will cook 13,000 pounds of pork barbecue, 2,500 gallons of Brunswick stew, two tons of coleslaw. That food is expected to serve nearly 20,000 people.
Members of the church will start on the food preparation a full week before the big barbecue and all of the proceeds from the food sales will support local and world missions, as well as the church’s building fund.
Service starts at 10 a.m. on October 28. If you have an order of over 50 plates, call ahead 704-547-0323. The barbeque is held at 11400 Mallard Creek Road, at the site of the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church’s Community House.