July 15, 2004

It’s Good To Be the King (or Queen) of Rotary BBQ

It’s good to be the King (or Queen)! That’s the idea fueling the Scotland County Rotary Club as its members sell tickets for the upcoming Chicken Barbecue to be held at the Scotland County Rec-Plex, Saturday, July 17.

Members are participating in a ticket-selling contest for the event. The member that sells the most tickets prior to the event will be crowned “King for the Day.” That means that lucky Rotarian will get the day off, and will be able to sit back in a recliner while the rest of the club’s members slave away over the hot barbecue grill preparing the meal.

“This is quite an honor for the lucky salesperson, especially if you consider that it’s going to be 95-degrees outside, meaning the cookers will be working on our big cooker in temperatures well over 100-degrees,” stated president Jeff Behrens. “So it is easy to see why this prestigious award is well worth the member’s efforts to sell lots of tickets.”

The chicken-que is one of the club’s main fundraisers for the year. By pre-selling tickets, the Rotarians can better control numbers for the meal and maximize the profit for the event. Proceeds from the barbecue will be used by the club to fund its college scholarship program. The Scotland County Rotarians give away $2,000 to $3,000 in scholarships to local seniors each year to help them attend college.

Tickets for the event are $7 and include a hefty portion of chicken barbecued in the club’s special sauce, as well as coleslaw and baked beans. The meals will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Prospective chicken buyers can get tickets from any Rotary member or can buy them at Memphis Farm & Home, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Rose Do It Best Hardware, Gerth and Baskett, Walker Motors, the Memphis Democrat and Cook’s Mens Store.

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