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Dunbar Armory to host its Critter Dinner on Feb. 16

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

DUNBAR, W.Va. — Anything you could peel off the road might be on the buffet come Saturday, Feb. 16, when the Dunbar Armory hosts the annual Critter Dinner.

OK, so there won’t actually be any roadkill on the menu, but there will be plenty of unusual foods available at the dinner, from noon until the food is gone. Price of admission is five cans of non-perishable food, or a cash donation to the Dunbar/Institute Food Pantry.

This annual fund raiser for the food pantry attracts visitors from all over the region. The dinner is cooked by local chefs with a long history of association with the critter dinner. They begin their work on Thursday before the big event and work until the last table and chair is put away the kitchen is cleaned. Much of the cooking is done in tents with smokers and grills by volunteers who return to help every year. Members of Dunbar City Council, members of the current administration, county and state political figures, and local volunteers serve the meal to the brave and curious.

For the not so curious, traditional foods such as ham, chicken, baked beans etc. will be available.

The Dunbar Armory is located at 26th Street and Fairlawn Avenue. Park at Shawnee Park on Route 25 and shuttle busses will transport participants to the armory.   

For additional  information, please call the Dunbar Recreation Center at 304-766-0223.