(WBIR - Jefferson County) Dandridge celebrated its rich agricultural history with a unique event highlighting everything local.
Dozens of the town's residents gathered right on Main Street Sunday for a community-style dinner, complete with locally grown produce and prepared fresh by a caterer. The main dish Sunday afternoon was a 265-pound roast pig. Tina Murrow, the director of the Dandridge Main Street Program, said the event really pays tribute to past generations who worked so hard to provide for their families and the community.
"This year's theme, 'So God Made a Farmer' Heritage Dinner celebrates Paul Harvey's speech to the Future Farmer of America back in the 70s," Murrow said. "And it really does, even today, resonate well in how hard the farmers work here in this community. And we just wanted to celebrate our cultural heritage."
The goal of Main Street programs is to promote economic development in small towns, like Dandridge.