New Year’s Day Pig Pickin’

The New Year is almost here and brother knight Jerry Pilarski is again hosting his annual New Year’s Day barbecue in the country.  The Pilarski’s have been doing this with family and friends for over FIFTY years as their way to thank friends and join together for the New Year Pig Pickingnew year.

If you know Jerry, you are invited.  If you don’t know Jerry, then it is time to learn about a wonderful person in our Knights of Columbus that has made it his personal mission to do something for others ALL THE TIME without expectation of something in return.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Pig Picking Event is on January 1st. We gather at about 1:30 to 3 p.m. to be ready to serve and eat at 3:30 pm.  Dress county-casual and bring the family.  The event site sits high on a hill and the view is great and for miles in any direction.

Everyone is asked to bring a favorite covered dish or dessert to share. Beverages and pulled pig are provided with hush puppies.  Traditional southern New Year’s Day items are black-eyed peas and greens “to bring luck and prosperity” are sure to be there. We will gather for the blessing and eat at 3:30 p.m.

pilarski-pig-picking-4The barbecue will be at the Orange Grove 4H Cattle Barn on Orange Grove Road at Dairyland Rd, just above the firehouse. Take NC 54 or Dairyland Rd from Carrboro to Orange Grove Road, then turn right.

It is next to the Orange Grove Volunteer Fire Station.  View map

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.