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Yes, the bean hole.

South Royalton #VT firefighter Mark Wood, wearing a #suit made for fighting aircraft #fires, stands in the over 400-degree #heat of a #granite-lined #beanhole, shoveling out #coals to make room for six #pots of #baked #beans on the #SoRo green on Friday, July 28. The South Royalton Fire Department has been using the hole to #bake #beans for their #OldHomeDays #celebration for over 50 years. “We’ve only ever had two #disasters with the beans,” said former South Royalton Fire Chief Paul Whitney. “Once a heavy rain put the fire out and #charcoal #briquettes had to be used to finish the #cooking, and another time the person in charge of making the #sauce mistakenly added a large quantity of #salt instead of #sugar, making the beans inedible.” ➡️ Full story, including words and photos, at www.vnews.com. Direct link in profile. ⬅️ (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism

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