Windsor Ruritans serve good food to great friends
Published 8:47 am Friday, May 13, 2016
On Wednesday afternoon, the Windsor Ruritan Club served its 40th Pig Pickin’, once again graciously hosted at Foster’s Pond, just a few miles south of the town.
Auxiliary members Kay Stephenson and Mary Lee Willis figured at one point that they had served 400 takeout trays and close to 500 for guests who ate on site. Barbecue, baked beans and slaw were among the featured items on the menu along with iced tea or beer to drink.
Even when skies darkened and thunder rumbled around 5:30 p.m., many guests kept on eating while others scurried for their cars and pickup trucks.
One visitor — Diane Whitehorn — came from as far as Knoxville, Tennessee, to be with her friends Mike and Lorayne Duck of Portsmouth. Diane figured this visit to be her seventh visit. The Ducks said they started coming about 25 to 26 years ago.
Joseph Clark and Debra Carr, both of Windsor, said they’ve been attending for a lot years. They believe in supporting the Ruritans, as well as continuing to enjoy the fun and good food.
After the expenses are paid, the community-minded club will direct the the profits toward three scholarships, as well as continued support of Boys and Girls State and the Boy Scouts.