Shareholders had a better reason for going to Caroline Savings Bank's annual meeting than voting on independent auditors: pulled pork barbecue.

The final item on the Virginia thrift's annual-meeting notice - about "such other business as may properly come before the meeting" - fails to mention eating. But every year, the shareholders who show up for the annual meeting of the $37 million-asset thrift in rural Bowling Green are treated to a gargantuan barbecue. About 100 people descend on the local high school to partake of the company's prognostications and pulled pork.

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