Hennessey’s 4T’s Celebrates 56 years with Smoke Out
Hennessey’s 4T’s Family Market celebrated its 56th Anniversary with a 4T’s Smoke Out Saturday, June 8, starting at 8 a.m. and lasting all day.
“We opened in 1963 downtown,” stated Tim Taylor, coowner of the store, who runs the business with his brother Terry. “Dad bought the store… And then we moved out here in 1982, built the building and moved out here. Terry and I bought into the business in about ’86, and we’ve been running the business most of that time. Dad retired in ’98, and he comes in to help me with ads and tell us we’re spending too much money and that kinda thing. It’s a good arrangement. We’ve loved livin’ here, and we love the business. I couldn’t sit down and think up my life better than what it’s turned out to be. Glad to go to work every day.”
As of June 6, four teams were signed up to compete in a smoking competition, after a fifth canceled. The teams were allowed a maximum of four members each, and the finished product was judged by three judges. The event had hotdogs ready around noon, and they were provided with water throughout the afternoon. The event sported ribs, pulled pork and brisket for the competitors to smoke, with judging scheduled for 4 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the public was invited to sample the meats that were smoked for the competition. The cost for that was $5.
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