Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Small Town Tuesday: Hog roast

This is my weekly installment of Small Town Tuesday. If you have a small-town story (with pictures is even better! ) please send me a message at vash_ii@yahoo.com or on Facebook.

So I mentioned how we had two fundraisers back to back this month and it has been a blast!

First of all, I got to help make noodles for our church's fundraiser, then I got to attend a good old-fashioned hog roast and then I got to actually eat the noodles I made. Yowza! That's a good month.

The best thing about small town fundraisers is raising money for a local cause. Dang, that feels good.

Second is all the people you get to see. I always run into people I know and haven't seen in awhile, or meet someone new (my husband hates that part because he's afraid he'll forget their name, ha!).

Third is all the glorious food. Which is not so good right before the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year's Food Fest that's about to hit! But I enjoyed it anyway.

The hog roast was in the Catholic church's parish hall. Several of the local volunteer firefighters stayed up all night the night before roasting a whole hog. My hubby went down to hang out with them for a little while.

They had heaping pans of wonderful meat, beans, chips, tea and dessert. Does it get any better than that?

So first, here's a picture of what all the money went for. A newly renovated fire truck! Yay! And after that, I just had to share what a Midwest small-town-event parking lot looks like. They are all trucks, LOL!


We need to have a good fire truck. Closest bigger town is 10 miles away!
I count 8 in this photo. Boy we sure do love our trucks here in Kansas!

36 comments:

  1. I have been to a Hog Roast 2 times in my life. Once I see the pig all roasted... I just can't bring myself to eat it. If they didn't let me see it, I would be fine. What great ways to raise funds though.

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    1. This one they had the meat shredded before we got there! You know, I'm used to hubby hunted and seeing the animal - deer, turkey, dove, bullfrog even - just right after it is killed. I always say a prayer for it being used to nourish us.

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  2. I've never been to a pig roast before. I remember driving by a neighbors house once as they were having one and the pig was all cut up - ew.

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  3. Sounds like such a fun event! I've only been to a hot roast once and it was good. We live in a mid sized town, I'd say - 25,000 so we don't have small town events like that.

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  4. We have a hog roast ever Christmas in town and I have to admit I do enjoy it they make they into baps with some stuffing yum! x

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  5. Oh my. I haven't been to a hog roast in I can't tell you when and I love small town events like that. I know what you mean about needing a good firetruck. We had to use one for the whole county and most of the time it would run out of water. Not good for a house fire.

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    1. You see everybody in town you haven't seen since ... well... the last event! And you're right, not good to run out of water out in the country!

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  6. God, we love pork all around. I wonder how a hog roast look like. The row of trucks are very interesting for boys I am sure.

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    1. Oh geez, yes, all the boys and most of the girls love them.

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  7. Honestly I didn't even know what a hog roast it, so I've learned something new today.

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    1. Oh, well good! It is an interesting phenomenon for sure.

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  8. haha, that is a lot of trucks. Lots around here too.
    Our neighbor had a party once and had rented a hog roaster and roasted his own, entire hog, in his backyard.

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  9. Never been to a hog roast, but it sounds like fun!

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  10. That's good that you got some of your own noodles. :) In a potluck sort of setting, that's not always easy to do!! Glad you had a good time at the roast.

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    1. Yes, it tasted so much better having been a part of making them!

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  11. What a fun event. I have only been to one pig roast before at my cousins house. It is a lot of work but it is fun!

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  12. The fire depts where we're from do either fish fries or breakfasts. Hog roasts would be good though. One town does a huge fish boil every year where they throw the fish, onions, and potatoes into a huge pot of boiling water which sends the fat from the fish over the top to spill onto the fire below and flames shoot up waaayyyy high for a second or two. It's really cool to watch.

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    1. Oh boy, a fish fry! That would be good. We get lots of catfish from my husband's uncle and it is glorious. Wow, the fish boil deal sounds like a blast.

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  13. This sounds like so much fun! Except I'm Jewish and can't touch pig!

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    1. Well, the beans and chips and tea were good too! I don't eat beef at all so usually I'm the one just getting the side dishes here.

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  14. Well in my small town, we call them "Pig Roast" :) Maybe that is the difference between KS and NE. Oh well, I love this series that you do. I agree, I love when it goes to something local!

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    1. I think they called it that in S.C. too. I love the little differences among places.

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  15. I love small town living! That sounds like so so much fun!

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  16. I've never been to a hog roast at all, but it sounds like fun! (Except for the poor hog LOL)

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    1. LOL, no, not so good for the hog... but it does feed A LOT of people.

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  17. I love these posts! They have such a feel-good-feeling about them--and they are very interesting to read. I would have loved to be there!

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    1. Oh I'm so glad! I hope that comes through. Life here is like that most of the time in a way I didn't feel it in bigger cities. Thanks, Tammy :)

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  18. We just learned that our small town is not considered small town anymore! At least by the federal government. We can no longer get rural home loans because we've hit the 10K mark.

    I do enjoy the camaraderie of a small town. We always have big turn outs for our fundraisers.

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    1. You're not big big yet! I wish we had just a bit more to draw people in here.

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  19. Our village butcher shop has a hog roast a couple of times a year, and last month I tried it for the first time. Not too bad.
    Your fire truck certainly looks different from ours!
    I miss all the trucks in North America, they're much more interesting than family cars.
    Keep up the good charity work!

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    1. It's a wild looking fire truck. But if it does the job, it's okay by me!

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