BBQ, Beer Bourbon Tasting, Nov. 19

SWEDESBORO — Trinity “Old Swedes” Historic Preservation Foundation’s annual BBQ, Beer & Bourbon fundraiser dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Rode’s Barn located on 533 Kings Highway in Swedesboro.

The dinner includes BBQ chicken, pulled pork, coleslaw, mac and cheese, cornbread, homemade desserts, tea, coffee and domestic beer for just $35 per person. Musical entertainment will be provided, and dinners can be eat-in or take-out.

There will be two seatings, one at 3:30 and then 5:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or at the door until meals are sold out. .

At 5 p.m., a premium bourbon guided tasting by Executive Bourbon Steward, Lanny Lewis will be held. A tasting of four of America’s most distinguished bourbons is offered for $30. Lanny is a graduate of the Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky, has led over 200 bourbon tastings, and is a member in good standing of the Stave & Thief Society, the first bourbon certification program recognized by the bourbon industry and approved by the Kentucky Distillers Association as its “Official Bourbon Education Course.

Trinity Church was founded as a Swedish Lutheran parish in 1703, and the current structure was built in 1784, when the congregation chose to affiliate with the Episcopal Church of America.

Your generosity enables the Trinity Foundation to continue the work of restoring and maintaining this cherished landmark and educating the public as to its historic importance through interpretive signs placed in Trinity Square.

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