COVID not stopping A ‘n P ham and beans: CHANGE OF ROUTE

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A NOTE FROM THE MUSEUM / CHANGE OF ROUTE ON SATURDAY:

There has been a change in route.  The city decided it might be best to have people approach Woodlawn via CENTER Street rather than Monore, and still exit off Madison.  We are going with their recommendation.

CLINTON — On Saturday, September 26, the day that would have kicked off the 52nd Annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival had it not been cancelled, the DeWitt County Museum Association will light fires under the kettles and smoke hams in the smokehouse in preparation for a special fundraising event.

The first Apple ‘n Pork Festival, a very modest one-day event, was established by the DCMA to raise the funds necessary to restore, operate, and maintain the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum.  That first festival consisted of little more than a kettle of their signature ham and beans and a stack of smoked ham sandwiches. 

More than half a century later, the Apple ‘n Pork Festival has become one of the state’s largest autumn festivals.   However, this year, with the cancellation of the festival, which is crucial to the museum’s funding, the DCMA festival organizers are returning to their roots; albeit in a modified way, in order to adhere to current public safety guidelines.

Beginning at 3 p.m., ham and bean meals (1 quart of ham and beans, 2 cornbread muffins and 1 ham sandwich for $15) will be served from the museum grounds, located at 219 E. Woodlawn Avenue, in Clinton.  Ham sandwiches also will  be offered for $5 each. Service will be “grab and go” style.  Place your order upon arrival and your food will be delivered curbside, directly to your vehicle. 

Food will be served 3 p.m.-7 p.m. or until sold out.

All proceeds will go to the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum.

For additional information, visit www.chmoorehomestead.org or follow the DeWitt County Museum Facebook page.

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