|The 63rd annual Blackman Barbecue will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Lane Agri-Park at 315 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
The Blackman Barbecue 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.
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 Barbecue menu includes pork barbecue, 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 barbecue 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 barbecue as a must-attend event.