The Annual Brunswick Stew Cooking Drew 450-500 People
The Phillips’ go all out to entertain dignitaries, political heavyweights, community movers and shakers and many of their friends the first Monday of October of each year. The now-famous brunswick stew cooking is one of the highlights of each year and might well be the largest of its kind not only in the state of Mississippi, but the nation as well. The Phillips’ annually invite a huge list of their friends and cohorts that reads as a who’s-who among political circles. The President of the United States has been on the invite list in years-past.
State notables that made the stew-cooking this year were State Auditor Stacey Pickering, Attorney General Jim Hood, among many others.
Oop Swoope, Tom Hardy and Will Hardy at Magowah Gun Club ; The Phillips family puts on the annual stew cooking at Magowah. L-R Bob, Bud, Stuart, Doug & Billy
State Auditor Stacey Pickering, Calisolar CEO John Correnti and State Senator Terry Brown; District 3 Supervisor candidate Mike Smith, Rodney Falkner (rumored to have enjoyed three bowls of the famous stew), Frank Goodman and 'Squirrel' Morgan.
Marc Miley, Mike Arledge, Harvey Myrick & John Holliman; District 3 Supervisor John Holliman, David Shelton and Justin Shelton.
Attorney General Jim Hood and Ward 3 City Councilman Charlie Box; Retired State Senator Bill 'Doc' Canon and State Representative Gary Chism.
Possible House Speaker-To-Be Representative Jeff Smith and George Irby share a laugh; Representative Gary Chism, Phillip Atkins and Wayne Beard.