Albertson Fox Hunt
By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 21, 2010 12:42 PM
Fredrick Rhodes of Sandy Bottom holds his dogs prior to the start of the run.
Willie Johnson, left, sits with his grandson Alan Johnson, both of the Pricetown community, while they eat breakfast at the Albertson Ruritan building on N.C. 111 South Saturday morning during the annual Albertson Fox Hunt.
More than 250 dogs participated in this year's Albertson Fox Hunt, up nearly 100 from last year. All total, more than 2,000 people attended the annual event in Albertson, which begins at
5 a.m. and lasts until about noon. And for many people, the barbecue and fish stew lunch is the highlight. Organizers said they cooked up seven pigs, five crates of chicken and 45 gallons of fish stew this year. Traditionally the event raises about $10,000, which is split between the Ruritan Club, the Albertson Fire Department and the Albertson Recreation Center.