Blackman Barbeque set for Friday, June 25

The 61st annual Blackman Barbeque will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 25 at Blackman Middle School at 3945 Blaze Drive. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. They are being sold now by Blackman Community Club members and will be available at the door.  Proceeds go for upkeep of the Blackman Community Center and service projects. Traditional food is pork barbeque, beans, slaw, chips and tea.

In addition to dinner, the event includes live music, dancing, an auction and a raffle. There will also be activities for children, including two inflatable bounce houses. With voters going to the polls for the primary election in August and general election in November, the barbeque is also a must-attend event for those running for city, county, state and national office.

The Blackman Barbeque was conceived by the Blackman Community Club in 1949 to raise funds for a clubhouse and grounds. Over time, the event has grown, and the community center has flourished as a place for community meetings, family reunions and children to play.

For more information on the Blackman Barbeque, contact John L. or Melissa Batey at 615-890-1608 or via e-mail at