by Respite Welk of the Pultenham County Recorder
Area Freemasons from Wisdom Lodge #18 of Haverland and Charity Lodge #24 of Pole Creek will host a hog roast this coming Saturday evening at the Switchback estate on Rural Route 4 outside of Haverland. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors. Children under 12 and those suffering illnesses are invited to eat free of charge . The menu will consist of pulled pork, cole slaw, Elsa Mae Grabbethorn's potato salad, buttered rolls and cornbread, roast corn, gelatin salad, tangerine fluff, assorted pies and sweet tea or coffee. Milk will be available for seniors, children and the infirm.
The location of the hog roast was moved to the Switchback estate after Pultenham County Sheriff Cecil Morgan denied the lodges' request to hold the roast at the pavillion on the square in Haverland. Sheriff Morgan stated the complaint of a local clergyman as the reason for the permit denial. “I don't wanna' p**s off any of the good Christian people of this county by panderin' to no secret societies,” said Morgan in a prepared statement this morning, “we're decent folk here.”
The dinner and festivities will begin at 4:00 on Saturday and continue until nightfall. Mr. Charlie Hamman, Master of the Pole Creek lodge, is sponsoring a clown from Cotton City to perform for the children, make balloon animals and distribute free ice-cream cups. Mrs. Doris Hamman will be offering free face-painting for the children and youth.
The Pultenham County Recorder has learned that Mr. Peter Switchback, the Junior Deacon of the Haverland lodge, has graciously donated all of the comestibles to be served that evening, and 100% of the monies raised at the event will be donated to an as-yet-unnamed charity in Pultenham County.