Society plans barbecue fundraiser

Published 12:48 pm Friday, April 21, 2017

The South Dallas Historical Society is planning its annual barbecue fundraiser to raise money for the upkeep of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church.

The Greek Revival church was built in in the 1800s and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1999.

“It’s a landmark out here,” said Teddy Pouncey, board member of the preservation society. “A lot of families out here had people that were members of that church at one time.”

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Pouncey said around 15 years ago they started having a barbeque to raise money for the association to help keep the church in good shape.

The barbecue features Boston butt, chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, toast and more.

“It’s buffet style, so if you leave hungry, it’s your own fault,” Pouncey said laughing.

Pouncey said the society has done major renovations to the church, while keeping as much of the original interior as possible. In the next couple of years, the society is hoping to paint the building.

The Presbyterian church is now used for events like weddings for people with a connection to the area.

Pouncey said they’ll have people with booths set up selling arts and crafts at the event.

He said they have had more than 300 people before, but they anticipate about 200.

Tickets are $10 and all of the proceeds will go toward the society.

The church is located on County Road 12 in Pleasant Hill. The barbecue will be served Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.