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29 Years and Counting... Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Election night will be here faster than you think! That means the Thomasville History Center is making preparations for the 29th Annual Pilau Dinner.

Prepared and served on the History Center’s grounds over open fires in cast iron kettles, proceeds from this traditional southern supper support the programs and preservation of our community’s rich history.

Tickets for #Pilau2021 will go on sale Monday, September 20, and will be $10 each.

Helping Hands Needed

It takes a village to make Pilau happen and we’d love to have your help on Monday, November 1 and/or Tuesday, November 2. We serve roughly 1,200 meals each year so there’s lots to do!
We will accept adult and youth volunteers (grades 7+) over several shifts so there are options to suit any schedule. Grab a friend and volunteer!
Standing, lifting, and enthusiasm required. Online sign-ups do not include spots for cooks. If you’re interested in helping cook, email us at and we will refer you to the event chair.


Annual Pilau Dinner