No Fair, but Fair Food Chitterlings Still a Tradition

Local citizens gather in around a food truck that was selling chitterling plates on Friday, September 18, 2020. This was a fundraiser for the Matron of Timberlake Grove, as they usually would have sold these at the Henderson County Fair. 
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

Chitterlings or chitlins, boiled or fried? We’ve missed the fair this year, but many of the vendors that fundraise from the fair with specialty meals are still moving forward with the tradition.

Friday, September 18, 2020 would have been Fair Day for the students, and if you drove down East Church Street you would have seen large lines and lots of cars parked around Barbara Parker’s Glamourama. She provided a spot in her parking lot for the Matrons of Timberlake Grove, who were serving chitterlings in their annual fair tradition.

Cooking this year were Barbara Parker, Nancy Caffey and Judy Seay, and the demand for the home cooked traditional treat kept them, well…cooking! Tommy McCurrie is from Jackson, Tennessee and kept hearing from his Lexington friends at Delta that he needed to catch the Lexington Fair just to try the chitterlings. “It will be our first time for me and my wife to try them.” He remarked that he liked them boiled, but his wife likes them fried, and…

For the complete story, see the September 23rd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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