Oktoc Country Store planned today

Brunswick stew, sandwiches and snacks, pies, cakes and many more delectable delights are in store for visitors at today’s Oktoc Country Store.
And what a perfect day for “A Fall Day In The Country.” The 40th annual Oktoc Country Store has become a day filled with food, fun and “fellowship” at the Oktoc Community Clubhouse, located nine miles south of Starkville on Oktoc Road.
The event is free and open to the public, and set for 10 a.m. and continue until about 2 p.m.
Sponsored each year by the Oktoc Garden Club, the annual “Fall Day in the Country” is an opportunity to “share in the community spirit of Oktoc,” said Robin Pigg, one of the organizers for the event.
The frozen casseroles will be served as part of this year’s Country Kitchen Bakery, which is always a delicious part of the Country Store.
The Country Kitchen will also feature homemade pies, cakes, cookies, rolls, and breads.
As always, this year’s Oktoc Country Store will include Brunswick stew lunches and bulk stew, homemade country kitchen bakery items and prepared casseroles, local musical talents, Grandma’s Attic, a handmade quilt raffle, Farmer’s Market featuring local produce.
Brunswick Stew lunches will be sold beginning at 11 a.m. and sold in bulk beginning at noon.
The homemade Brunswick Stew is served by the bowl with crackers and tea, and guests are invited to sit outside with friends and neighbors on picnic tables to enjoy the day’s lunch.
Brunswick stew can also be purchased in bulk by the quart or gallon.
Then, the Farmer’s Market will feature produce from the field, trees and garden, as well as canned jellies and jams.
Money raised at this year’s event will benefit local charities, including Oktoc Fire Dept., Helping Hands, Heart to Heart Hospice, Gideons, Starkville Academy and others.
For more information about this year’s Oktoc Country Store, contact Pigg at piggspointe@aol.com.