They flew in and they drove in from far and near to attend the Southeast Virginia Light Aircraft Flyers annual gathering at the Leighs’ New Quarter Farm in upper Gloucester. It’s an affair the Leighs host twice a year.
The menu called for barbecued pork with all the trimmings. Bubba and Angie Leigh rose early that morning to get 70 pounds of pork on the grill and to attend to all the table settings. The dinner was being served in one of the two hangars located on the farm. Side dishes of baked beans, several choices of macaroni salads, fruit salads, brownies and a beautifully baked cake were brought in either by plane or auto. More than 80 people were there, for the officers’ meeting, to enjoy visiting with friends, to honor two members who had passed away during the year, and to talk over past experiences. And they also planned to enjoy the barbecue. A few of the pilots just made the 1 o’clock serving time.
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