Ham And Bean Feed Benefits Old Bridge Fund
The best part of the Powell Ham and Bean Feed is getting a chance to visit with friends, enjoy good food and help out a good cause.
“It’s a chance to catch up with long-time family, friends and neighbors,” said Tiffany Norwood, Powell Historical Preservation Society board member.
“Enjoy the beginning of fall with friends, some good laughs, good food and some good music,” she said.
The annual event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, will take place at Brumley Park, 5067 Missouri Highway E, Powell.
Ham and beans, cornbread and desserts will be available. The Weatherfolk will provide gospel music. Those who attend will have the chance to participate in a raffle drawing for half of a hog, which is processed and freezer ready.
All proceeds go to preserving the iron bridge located at Powell. The bridge, which was built in 1914-15 and opened to the public in August 1915, safely transported people across Big Sugar Creek for more than 95 years. A new bridge was completed in 2014. The Historic Powell Bridge was turned over to the Powell Historical Preservation Society.
To further preservation, board members have longterm goals to maintain and beautify the area. Board members are planning to establish a parking area, along with some landscaping and benches for beautification and enjoyment, Norwood said.
For information, visit the Powell Historical Preservation Society page on Facebook.