Sweetwater Baptist to host annual wild game supper

  • Posted: 2/7/2013 11:08 AM
    6/1/2013 6:00 PM

Sweetwater Baptist Church's seventh annual wild game supper, set for March 2, is to have one of the Southern Baptist Convention's most prominent leaders as its guest speaker.

The Rev. Dr. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Fort Worth, Texas, is also a big-game hunter, having bagged more than 30 African species, and is to address the gathering.

Patterson's hunts have been in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Botswana, among other countries, and his trophy room includes bears (grizzly and black), a lioness, baboon, deer, leopard, giraffe, zebra and warthog.

His background includes having served for two terms (1998-2000) as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Dorothy, have served in various missionary and educational roles in more than 125 countries.

Admission to the Sweetwater event is free. On the menu are deer, flounder, quail, raccoon, rabbit, catfish stew, barbecue and alligator.

Plans are for the program to begin at 5 p.m. On the schedule is a presentation for kids in the gym by "Dan the Animal Man." The grand prize in a giveaway will be a camouflaged golf cart.

The church is in Edgefield County, at 198 Sweetwater Road, at Five Notch Road. Details are at 279-2821.