Plenty of Food, Fun to Be Had at Annual Picnic
By Joe Jackson
FANCY FARM, KY - This weekend is the 132 Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, a fundraiser for the St. Jerome Parish. According to Picnic Chairman Todd Hayden, events begin Friday morning when over 8,500 pounds of mutton and over 10,000 pounds of pork barbecue go on the pits.
“We’ll start early Friday morning by putting the meat on the pits after a special Mass on the picnic grounds,” Hayden said. “Once the meat goes on the pits, then we’ll start getting everything ready on the grounds. That evening, the Knights of Columbus will have their annual fish fry which begins at 5 pm followed by the 5-K run.”
There will also be a one-mile run for children or anyone who likes to compete at a slower pace and there will be a live band and lots of food available for purchase.
The picnic officially begins Saturday at 10 am with bingo, games, crafts, music and food for all but barbecue will be available by the pound beginning at 8 am. The all-you-can-eat home cooked meal will be served from 11 am-8 pm.
“We’ll have barbecue pork and mutton and fried chicken,” Hayden said. “Plus, all the home-grown vegetables you can eat. We’ll also have lots of home-made desserts. Every family in the Parish makes at least three desserts to bring to the picnic.”
The political speaking begins at 2 pm with Kentucky Ag Commissioner James Comer serving as emcee. Lew Jetton & 61 South will entertain the crowd from 6-10 pm.