Thursday, May 28, 2020

Warm gratitude

Neighbors, officials prepare special
BBQ dinners for area first responders  

Award-winning barbeque team member Jeff Georgic enlisted the aid of  Ed Willhite from Hoa Backyard BBQ, Buddy Hammett from Shiggin Ain't Easy, Sumpter Township Trustees Tim Rush and Matt Oddy along with Teresa LaFramboise, among many others,  to help bring his idea for  BBQ Relief meals for township first responders earlier this month. The volunteers helped package and serve more than 90 BBQ meals prepared by Georgic to first responders and their families earlier this month. Public Safety Director /Police Chief Eric Luke helped coordinate the event and volunteers, including Rush and Oddy, distributed the dinners at a drive-through window set up at the township fire station. Sumpter Township Board of Trustees members donated more than $300 to help fund Operation BBQ Relief.