New Location for 2012 Blackman Barbeque

June 22 event raises money for service projects, upkeep of Blackman Community Center

The 63rd annual Blackman Barbeque will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22 at a new location – the Lane Agri-Park at 315 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children and are being sold by Blackman Community Club members. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Blackman Barbeque menu includes pork barbeque, beans, slaw, chips, dessert and tea. In addition to dinner, the event includes activities for children, live music, dancing, an auction and a raffle. The barbeque also offers voters, who will be going to the polls soon, an opportunity to meet many of those running for elected office locally. Many candidates see the barbeque as a must-attend event.

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.