2011 Blackman BBQ on Friday, June 24

The 62nd annual Blackman Barbeque will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at Blackman Middle School located at 3945 Blaze Drive in Murfreesboro. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. They are being sold now by Blackman Community Club members and will also be available at the door. Proceeds go for upkeep of the Blackman Community Center, the scholarship fund and various 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 an inflatable bounce house.

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 for children to play.