An Insiders Guide to the JD BBQ: Don’t Miss the Historical Society’s Homemade Cake and Pie Auction on Saturday

Support those preserving the history of Lynchburg and Moore County’ at the Moore Historical Society Homemade Cake and Pie Auction on Saturday at 3 p.m. during the Jack Daniel’s Barbecue. (File Photo)

Lynchburg is important to the history of the South. It’s home to one of the oldest registered distilleries in the United States and the setting of one of the most interesting brand stories in America – the friendship between a slave named Nearest Green and a young boy who together created an iconic whiskey.

It’s a well-known fact to those who live in Lynchburg that a dedicated group of local historians work numerous volunteer hours to make sure not one drop of local history gets lost around here. The Moore County Historical Society has become a unofficial sister organization to the Moore County Archive. Their official Facebook page contains hundreds of photo, document, and other relics that tell not only the story of the distillery but also the town of Lynchburg.

Both locals and those who make Lynchburg a second home during the annual Jack Daniel World Championship Invitational Barbecue will get a chance to support them and show a little appreciation for their countless volunteer hours at the Homemade Cake & Pie Auction happening on the Lynchburg Square on Saturday at 3 p.m.

A local auctioneer will auction off cake, pies, and other sweets made by Lynchburg bakers and let us tell you the gals and guys are talented. In years past we’ve seem a single Fudge Pie go for hundreds of dollar and it’s worth every penny.

All the proceeds will go to the Moore County Historical Society and the Old jail Museum. To learn more about their organization, visit their Facebook group page by clicking here. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}