You can't beat the smell coming from the stew simmering over open flames at the 72nd annual VFW Post 6628 Panama Mulligan beginning at noon on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Turtle or beef mulligan–as well as other treats from the grill–will be available to eat at the VFW, inside or outside under the pavilion. Visitors who bring a pot or container from home can purchase mulligan to take home with them.
Later in the day, the event also features a washer tournament, cake walk, rafles and 50/50 drawing. The Strugglers will provide live music from 7-11 p.m. so the party can continue into the evening.
Preparation for the Sunday celebration begins on Saturday morning when a crew of about two dozen volunteers clean and chop vegetables. At about 10 p.m. Saturday night, the crew of cooks come in to start the fires. Beef bones are first boiled all night and by day break, it's time to add the vegetables. The mulligan is cooked in 35-gallon kettles over open flames.