July 15, 2004
Itís Good To Be the King (or Queen) of Rotary BBQ
Itís good to be the King (or Queen)! Thatís 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 ďKing for the Day.Ē 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 clubís members slave away over the hot barbecue grill preparing the meal.
ďThis is quite an honor for the lucky salesperson, especially if you consider that itís going to be 95-degrees outside, meaning the cookers will be working on our big cooker in temperatures well over 100-degrees,Ē stated president Jeff Behrens. ďSo it is easy to see why this prestigious award is well worth the memberís efforts to sell lots of tickets.Ē
The chicken-que is one of the clubís 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 clubís 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 Sheriffís Office, Rose Do It Best Hardware, Gerth and Baskett, Walker Motors, the Memphis Democrat and Cookís Mens Store.
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