A meat based economy? Laporte's chops beginning to show
The mayor of Laporte has some meaty aspirations for his corner grocery store and his town.
Craig Mackey's butcher shop at Laporte Grocery & Meats is the cog that drives the store engine.
Now he's added a smoker that can flavor 3,000 pounds of meat at a crack.
Over the holiday weekend, visitors and residents dined on smoked brats, pulled pork sandwiches and beef brisket at an outdoor tent. Those profits are donated to the July 4th fireworks for 2012.