Monday, October 23, 2006

On pork and politics

Autumn and politics are in the air – and so is the smell of barbecue.

This Thursday, it’s time for the annual Mallard Creek Barbecue in northeast Mecklenburg – and if you’ve never been to a church barbecue, this is the one to start with.

As I wrote in today’s column, up to 20,000 people are expected. (Click here to read the specifics on timing, location and costs).

And if you’re wondering who to vote for in the local elections, now’s your chance to shake hands with county commissioners, state legislator wannabes and more.

Here’s a link to today's video report about the barbecue on WCNC, the Observer’s news partner (and every Monday on the 5:45 a.m. broadcast, I’ll be bringing more reports of interest to the region’s newcomers).

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh, why does everything in Charlotte have to do with church!

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty obvious. Don't like a strong religious city? Move, go have your world-class secular city. Knowing people in your area, and walking with them(in a "jesus" kind of way) to strengthen family, social, and religious ties, has more to do with building a strong city than does fancy restraunts and money-flaunting hotels. That's just the Griffin in me I guess...

- Peter

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus is fake.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, got to love living with all the religious hypocrites. What a "strong city" that is. More like a "weak city" - religion causes more intolerance than anything else.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Frank Burns said...

The Mallard Creek BarBQ has become a required event for all politicians. It always falls close to election day and everyone goes to the BarBQ. There is nothing better than BarBQ pork with slaw.

Those of you who disparage church in the south, you better get used to it. Churches are very important to the community both as places of worship and to socialize. Certainly Charlotte enthusiastically enjoys her churches. Why don't you stop by a church sometime, you may like it.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank stated it much better than I. A tip of the cap to you good sir..

- Peter Griffin

1:52 PM  
Blogger Kilika said...

Hehe, more like Peter Griffin's dad, it would seem. Then again, one can dig up quite a few broken families plagued with dysfunction, infidelity, and domestic violence throughout the Bible Belt. Fun fact: more religious states (red states) are more likely to have teen pregnancies than more "secular states.

8:15 AM  

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