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The Herring Club, a social club in Washington, North Carolina, is a fellowship group centered on socializing and fish fries. It began in the late 1940s with a group of volunteer firemen and still continues today. Although some of the traditions have shifted, the purpose of the group remains the same.
The Rest Haven church near Bath, NC and its unique setting and congregation are detailed. The outdoor church is on the banks of the Pamlico River and was founded in 1950. The congregation takes turns giving sermons and leading the service. Stories and memories are shared of the church and its place in the lives of the local residents.
A common Southern tradition became personal through intergenerational bonding happening while the Boyd family prepared hog meat for various dishes. Bonding between neighbors at what Doug Boyd called “The Village of Yesteryear,” a collection of buildings where the activity took place, is what made a common activity a builder of community.
Humorous tale from Washington, NC.