38th Okra Strut

25 Sep 2011 – James Baptism Day

Okra = Lady’s Fingers, ie the edible ones 🙂

Sat: SC’s largest parade started by the Lake Murray-Irmo Woman’s Club who was looking for a way to raise money to build a new library. The festival feature rides, festival food, arts & crafts etc. Money raised by the festival is put back into the community through civic and school organizations, scholarships and improvements of public areas.


The ancient Irmese were a farming tribe who lived off okra and there is even an Okra Man in this mini state-fair. Did my donation by buying US$40/S$52 worth of tickets to use for rides and food. Do actually like okra, deep-fried or slimy 🙂

It’s been a while since the last catching up with Jeff’s family, good to see (right to left) Kathleen/Jeff’s maternal auntie, Terry/dad and Dee/stepmom. Kathleen told us how to de-slim okra, by quickly tossing them with tomatoes and vinegar!

So few people eat okra (more radishes are grown in this country) that it never even makes it onto the lists of Top 10 hated foods – Julia Reed