The 100% volunteer Alert Fire Co. No. 1 hosted our 51st. Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que and Bake Sale and it was a great success and we almost Sold Out.
We would like to thank all of you, who supported our event during a great, sunny and hot day. We sold a total of 600 dinners on Saturday, thanks to the generous support of everybody who came out. Our goal each year is to sell-out at 615 dinners. So, we were just short of by 15 dinners, but selling 600 was our minimum target! In addition to the BBQ, we did very well with donations and the sale of the sweat treats at our Bake Table, this year. We were extremely happy with our results and the great showing of community support, each year!
This is our largest fund-raiser of the year and and we do appreciate all of the support and well wishes that our customers gave us during the BBQ. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers who helped prepare for this event on Wednesday and Friday nights, then again starting at 7:30 AM and ending at 10:00 PM on Saturday. Plus, we would like to thank the volunteers of the Minquas Fire Co. No. 2 who helped us and covered our calls during the day. Without the dedication of our volunteers, their families and friends, we cannot produce this annual fundraising event that so many people look forward to each year!
Congratulations to Tim Howe who won our 50/50 drawing and donated his share back to the company!
In addition, we would like to thank the following organizations who donated items to the annual BBQ, so that we can keep our cost to our customers at only $14.00 per meal:
- WAWA Food Market (Iced Tea)
- Wegmans and Giant Food Stores (Gift Card, so that we can purchase ingredients)
- Chester County Propane (Propane Tank Refill to cook our Secret Sauce)
- Bakers of Buffington (Baked Goods for the Bake Sale)
- Farmhouse Coffee and Expresso Bar (Baked Goods for the Bake Sale)
And, the following Social Media and Websites for posting our advertisement: