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.

July 2012 Meeting Canceled

The 2012 July meeting of the Blackman Community Club has been canceled due to the Independence Day holiday.  The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:30pm.

Blackman Community Club Installs New Officers

The Blackman Community Club has installed officers for 2012. They include: Pam Rowlett, president; Christi Lux, vice president; Sherry Tidwell, secretary; and Scott Rowlett, treasurer.

The Blackman Community Club was established in 1947 and is one of the oldest known organizations in Murfreesboro. Club members meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The club is located at 4310 Manson Pike. The club playground and picnic area is open during daylight hours for the community to use as a local park.

Currently the Blackman Community Club provides a scholarship to a graduating senior who lives in Blackman and raises funds by holding the annual Blackman Barbeque. Additionally, the club helps local families at Thanksgiving, Christmas and the beginning of the school year.

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.

Blackman Community Club announces new officers

The Blackman Community Club has installed officers for 2011. They include: Marshall Campbell, president; Nathan Lux, vice president; Sherry Tidwell, secretary; and Scott Rowlett, treasurer.

The Blackman Community Club was established in 1947 and is one of the oldest known organizations in Murfreesboro. Club members meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The club is located at 4310 Manson Pike. The club playground and picnic area is open during daylight hours for the community to use as a local park.

Currently the Blackman Community Club provides a scholarship to a graduating senior who lives in Blackman and raises funds by holding the annual Blackman Barbeque. Additionally, the club helps local families at Thanksgiving, Christmas and the beginning of the school year.

Blackman Barbecue integral part of life

Source: The Daily News Journal, July 3, 2010

Sometimes, it seems, the rat race is running faster than ever, with people working so hard to survive the recession they rarely have time to relax and talk to friends.

In its 61st year, though, the Blackman Barbecue afforded local folks a chance to gather, reflect on old times, look to the future, show off their children, talk politics or simply share a laugh. The event isn’t quite the same as it used to be after moving to Blackman Middle School from the friendly confines of Blackman Community Center. But it had little choice because the crowd outgrew the grounds.

Barbecue, beans, coleslaw and iced tea continue to be the main fare, and this year’s gathering drew its fair share of political candidates, too, each looking to gain an edge at an event guaranteed to attract a large crowd. The Cripple Creek Cloggers showed their old-time dancing skills, and a modern version of Ben Franklin attended wearing 1700s clothing while some handed out pocket-sized copies of the Constitution. That is fitting, because we believe the Constitution and Bill of Rights, in part, make gatherings such as this — including the politicking — possible for American citizens. We are free to gather, to speak, to listen and to campaign, all without worrying about government interference.

Freedom, family and friends — the Blackman Barbecue provides us a sense of community within Rutherford County and a solid place in the national community as well.

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 info@blackmancommunityclub.com.