Monthly Archive for September, 2014

7th Annual Hog Roast

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“A meal is the whole experience of getting together sharing with family and friends. It is more than food”

How did the Annual Beckerley Hog Roast begin?

As a child I have fond memories watching my father cook for large groups of people. At Fireman campouts, church gatherings and entertaining guest at our home. Standing with his friends around a hot cinderblock charcoal grill, halved chickens more than a kid can count barbecuing, sun shining, smoke in the air, smell of delicious food keeping stomachs hungry, wives making the sides that would go perfectly together for a great feast. Great feast shared with friends and families, kids playing, people smiling, drinking, eating and having a great time together.

There is always a theatrical element to feast and man has celebrated occasions together in this nature since the beginning. I have always enjoyed a good barbeque and gathering of friends. I get great pleasure in cooking a meal and sharing it with people, a simple gift of food and spirits bringing joy to the moment.

We need to have a great feast, one where we can invite everyone we know, they can bring anyone they want, like any feast there will be spirits so we must ensure a safe place to celebrate together where everyone is welcome to stay. The food has to be amazing, there has to be games and night fire. The occasion meaningful like a man turning 30 on a Memorial Day weekend. A man who loves to BBQ, loves to cook ribs and all forms of pork and beef, what could be more grand than cooking a whole hog? Well nothing of course. May 23rd – May 26th 2008 The Beckerley Hog Roast began in celebration of Joseph Beckerley’s Birthday.

The host Joseph and Shiloh

Our hosts

We arrived on the mountain the morning of my Birthday to snow and sleet. Below freezing temperatures the great Hog Roast weekend would begin. There was an evacuation and a retaking of the campsite on Saturday. The Fires were big and burned all day. Friends and family camped together huddled close to stay warm. The hog was cooked and devoured. The 1st Hog Roast was a memorable success and going forward we moved it to Labor Day to be a celebration of its own during a warmer season.

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It is a great time when friends and families can get together and as my mother says celebrate life. The 7th Annual Beckerley Hog Roast was well documented in pictures and I thank the photographers for sharing: Kathy, Sara and Stacy.

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Cornhole over the years has became the official game of the Annual Hog Roast with Yapo’s help leading a now annual tournament on the Day of The Hog. The winners get showered in prizes and also have their names added to the Champions Plaque

 

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