House of Raeford Farms is grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the North Carolina Poultry Jubilee once again this fall. The Jubilee kicked off Friday, November 3, in Rose Hill with free carnival rides courtesy of House of Raeford and a competitive chicken wing cook-off.
The judges picked a winner based on four categories: appearance, tenderness, texture, and taste. Kenneth Cavenaugh and his team from Southern Style Sauce walked away with the $500 grand prize. House of Raeford employees Cowan Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Lonnie Turner and David Knowles won second place with the help of Luanne Johnson’s “Bossy Saucey” sauce. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated!
Saturday’s highlights included serving over 1,500 pieces of the “World’s Best Fried Chicken” cooked in the world’s largest frying pan, a cake auction with $1,800 in proceeds donated to the Rose Hill Beautification Committee, and some of the world’s best beach music featuring The Embers among other top-named acts. One act even featured Nash Julian Johnson who oversees the hatchery, feed mill and breeding operations in Rose Hill and is the son of House of Raeford Owner and CEO Bob Johnson.
“Family and community is what today is all about,” Bob Johnson said. “We strive to make this event an opportunity for all facets of the House of Raeford family to become intertwined with the local community. We want the local community members to feel as much a part of our family as our employees.”
Another House of Raeford employee, Karyn Murray of the Rose Hill complex, had her artwork selected as the official painting of the event. The original painting was auctioned off and prints were sold on Saturday.
We would like to thank the Rose Hill Chamber of Commerce and all of the sponsors and volunteers for putting on a fabulous event year after year. We are already looking forward to next year’s Jubilee, November 2-3, 2018.