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Hobo Hoedown on September 27

Sep 25, 2013 02:00AM
Have you ever thought of tossing your cares to the wind, quitting your job, packing up your bindle, and riding the rails? This coming Friday you can sample a bit of the hobo life at the American Legion Post 54’s Hobo Hoedown, held at 626 South 3rd Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dress in your hobo finery, if you wish, and bring two cans of non-perishable food to contribute to the hoedown.

Here’s how it works: one of your cans of food will be donated to a local food pantry. The other will be dumped into a stockpot to make Hobo Stew. The American Legion will provide the meat and broth for the stew, and participants will provide the other ingredients. After your can is poured into the stew, organizers will wash out the can, write your name on it, and return it to you. This is your stew bowl. You will then pay $5 and eat all the Hobo Stew you wish, right out of your own can, hobo-style.

There will be live music and other hobo fun, and perhaps a train whistle or two will set the mood for a entertaining Hobo Hoedown, while helping the local food charities stock their pantries. For more information about the Hobo Hoedown, call Marge Brewer at ((04) 415-1893, or call American Legion Post 54 at (904) 261-7900.