Sturdivant Hall patrons experience Barbecue on the Green

Published 10:16 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Sturdivant Hall Museum held its annual Barbecue on the Green on Oct. 26 and event organizers worked tirelessly to make sure that no detail was overlooked. The 1850’s Greek Revival Mansion was decked out in white linen, flowers and beautiful table toppers as candlelight cast a soft glow on the surroundings. 

The festivities kicked off as people began lining up for their to-go plates at 5 p.m.  By 6 p.m. groups were gathered on the grounds, enjoying drinks and each other’s company as organizers laid out a feast of Barbecue, slaw, baked beans, potato salad and desserts. Dinner was served at 7 p.m. and event goers sat for a delicious meal and a chat with their neighbors. 

Barbecue Chairman, Larry Justice said that they were pleased with how well the event went. 

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“I think it went great with what we’ve been through, with the tornado in January and trees everywhere, the building was messed up,” Justice said. “We were all scurrying and working hard to get it cleaned up but we ended up with a great event.”

Museum Director, Mary Margaret Mims was at the helm, greeting guests and directing organizers to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. 

“It’s just great how the community comes together for this and we have such great sponsors,” Mims said. 

This years event was locally sponsored by:  Dallas Air and Heating, Sam Kirkpatrick with Mayfair, Selcom, Fuller Building Supply, Children’s Dentistry, Claude Anderson and Associates, Gloria Sims with Remax, Roundtree Electric, Henry Brick, Frazer Insurance, GH Parts and Components, Pilcher McBryde, TW Orthodontics, Selma Family Care, Preferred Eye Care, Talton Communications, Trustmark, Dr. Julie Sams, Tucker Dentistry, Hobb and Hain, Bama Budweiser and Pepsi.

Mims stated that this year’s event sold almost 500 tickets and the proceeds will be used to continue to make repairs and maintain the house and grounds at Sturdivant Hall.