The Kirbytown community, made up of the neighbors surrounding the location for the industrial chicken operation we’ve been contesting, threw a fund raiser on April 8th to help study the impact of living near these complexes that house 40,000 chickens at a time. With free range birds from Wedge Oak Farms in Lebanon as the starting point, a huge meal was served that included home canned foods, Jeff’s veggies, and a gaggle of musical performances, the night was a rousing success. Held at the historic Armour’s Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, it provided he ideal setting for the event.
While it is clear that the chicken industry is not welcome in the community, there was nothing but warm feelings and good times at this event. I lost count of the many tasty foods that got passed around the tables family-style. Close to 100 people ate their fill and then some. Then we danced off the feast until 10, when the group moved over to the farm for the duration of the evening. I’ll be posting a new album on the photos page, so keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned for more fundraisers and other events.