The 100% volunteer Alert Fire Co. No. 1 hosted our 52nd. Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que and Bake Sale which was a great success and we SOLD OUT again!
We would like to thank all of you, who continue to support our event each and every year, during a great sunny day. Since we were unable to host our annual BBQ in 2020, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we were concerned about the turn-out this year. We started serving at 4:00 PM and by 4:15 PM, the line of people were through the Engine Room and out to W. Pennsylvania Ave. and by 5:40 PM we were Sold Out! Our goal each year is to sell-out at 600 dinners, of which we did accomplish and this was the fastest that we ever Sold Out! 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, Thursday and Friday nights, then again starting at 7:00 AM and ending at 9:30 PM on Saturday. 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 our long-time customer, Linda Gramling who won our 50/50 drawing.
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 (Lemonade and Iced Tea)
- Lione’s Pizza and Restaurant (Butter)
- The Ice Butler of Malvern (Refrigerated Trailer)
- Boy Scout Troop 23 of Downingtown (Husking the Corn and Saturday Set-Up)
And, the following Social Media and Websites for posting our advertisement:
- Downingtown Area Historial Society
- Downingtown Borough
- Downingtown Main Street Association
- Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce