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

Chocolate cake, and German chocolate cake and carrot cake … oh my. Don’t miss the most delicious event happening on Saturday. The Moore County Historical Society’s Homemade Cake & Pie Auction happens in Wiseman Park at 3 p.m. (File Photos)

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 formerly enslaved man named Nearest Green and a young boy named Jasper newton Daniel 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 at the Duraflame Stage in Wiseman Park 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 an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}