Mills Family Pharmacy Introduces Harold's Hog Wash BBQ Sauce to their Gift Shop – Meet and Greet on Thursday and Friday

Jun 25, 2023 at 02:07 pm by WGNS News

Above Right: Harold Wilcox, founder of Harold's Hog Wash BBQ Sauce

MURFREESBORO, TN - Mills Family Pharmacy on South Church Street near the Veterans Parkway intersection in Murfreesboro has a lot more than your needed prescriptions. Their gift shop has unique gifts and home decor that local residents love! One of the most recently added items is Harold's Hogwash BBQ sauce! The locally owned and operated pharmacy will introduce the newly added sauce this week with a barbecue sauce tasting event on Thursday and Friday. A special guest will also be on hand to tell barbecue lovers the story behind his award winning recipe!

Mills will host a meet and greet with Harold Wilcox, the creator of Hog Wash BBQ sauce. Wilcox created his sauce to be used on everything from ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and more. He say's his sauce makes for the perfect gift... Harold told WGNS the sauce is only available at select stores and Mill's is one of those stores.


More to the Story of Harold's Hog Wash BBQ Sauce - Harold Wilcox grew up in a farm house along a dirt road in rural South Carolina, which is where his story began. As a child, he recalls making friends with the nearby neighbors who lived on the same dirt road... Watching and helping his friends and their dad barbecue on the weekends is where he picked up the knack of making homemade barbecue sauce.

In South Carolina, Harold became a teacher after graduating from college and eventually a school principal. However, he was lured away for a sales job with a company called Jostens in 1974... Jostens, a company known for their class rings and high school graduation gowns, took him from South Carolina to North Carolina and lastly, Tennessee.

Despite his busy career, he never lost his passion for barbecue and formulating the perfect sauce. In fact, he further grew that talent and took it from the Carolina's to Tennessee... Of course back then, he thought friends were merely blowing smoke...

Harold continued to make his sauce for friends and family and jokingly suggested it helped his son get through college... And that was when Harold's passion to make his signature barbecue sauce, turned into a commercial enterprise. As for the name, we asked him how his sauce came to be known as Harold's Hog Wash... The name stuck, and now it will be available locally in the gift shop at Mill's Family Pharmacy on South Church Street.

The popularity of his sauce quickly grew... He then entered his sauce into the National Barbecue Association's sauce contest... Today, Harold lives in nearby Fayetteville, TN and consider's the Volunteer State home. 

MEET AND GREET AT MILLS - On Thursday, Harold Wilcox will be serving up samples of his Hogwash BBQ sauce between 2 PM and 5 PM at Mills Family Pharmacy. On Friday, he will be at Mill's between 1 PM and 4 PM. He will interact with guest, tell a few stories and answer any questions that customers may have about his sauce.

Mills Family Pharmacy is at 2994 South Church Street. The pharmacy is also home to a unique gift shop that offers customers hard to find home décor items and gifts!


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