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The Garden Oaks Baptist Church Men's Venison BBQ dinner is coming up this Monday. The men of the church donate their deer meat, and Mikeska's Barbecue in Columbus does the cooking. The spread includes venison sausage, haunch meat and backstrap along with sides including potato salad, beans and cole slaw.
Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Garden Oaks Baptist Church, 3296 N. Shepherd Drive. This event has been held for more than 30 years and usually draws somewhere between 400 and 500 venison lovers. Tickets are $8, and each ticket gets you a plate of venison. Advance ticket sales end on February 14; if there are tickets left, you can buy them for $10 at the door.
Strangely, the event is for men and boys only. I asked associate pastor Lee Saunders what would happen if a woman showed up. He told me that the women have their own gender-specific event, a Salad Luncheon, held later in the spring.