Chili and Moonshine Run

February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Walmart parking lot
805 Town Centre Blvd
Clayton, NC 27520
Terry Telke

Johnston County Moonshine Run

If your TR is not running drive your everyday car

If you can’t do the drive meet at the Broadslab Distillery 4834 State Hwy 50 S, Benson NC at 3:00

There is a $12.00 fee for the tour and tasting at the Distillery

After the distillery we will meet about 5:00 PM MarJean and Terry Telke’s 267 Ocean Dr Clayton NC for our traditional Chili. Please Bring an appetizer or desert and your beverage.

This event is inspired by Percy Flowers the moonshine king. He operated an illegal liquor production facility on his 5,000-acre (20 km2) farm in Johnston County, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s. He is reputed to have earned $1million per year in untaxed revenue through this endeavor.[2] Flowers was indicted ten times by federal grand juries, and eighteen times at the state and local level. He was variously charged with bootlegging, reckless driving, illegal purchase of a firearm and tax evasion[2] but “rarely spent anytime in jail.”[3] Flowers was known as “king of the moonshiners.” As a result of his open disregard for the laws governing alcohol production and consumption along with his “lavish” donations to his church and those in need, he was seen by some as a Robin Hood-like folk hero.[3]