First Presbyterian pork barbecue set for July 20
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[July 07, 2011]
Improvements are in store for the
annual summer pork barbecue at First Presbyterian Church. This
year's barbecue, running from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 20, will offer a
convenient new path for carryout customers.
Last year the church sold more carryout than dine-in orders. So this
year the city of Lincoln will make Ottawa Street one-way southbound
from Pekin Street to the alley between the church and the junior
high. The new traffic pattern will be in effect from 4 to 7 p.m.
Barbecue patrons will feast on pulled-pork sandwiches, chips,
coleslaw or applesauce, a homemade dessert, ice cream, and a drink.
People picking up carryout orders will enter through the west
(Ottawa Street) side door of the church and exit through the
church's south door. The south door faces an alley that during
barbecue hours will be zoned one-way -- eastbound. Signs will direct
A traditional part of summer in Lincoln, the pork barbecue raises
funds to support local charities such as "Coats for Kids," the
Lincoln-Logan Food Pantry, families in need and school supplies for
The old price of $7 has not changed. None of the proceeds are
used for church operations.
"Every penny earned from the barbecue is returned to the
community in one way or another," said Pastor Phillip Blackburn.
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With over 800 meals served, the annual barbecue provides
residents of Logan County with an opportunity to greet and meet each
other under a huge tent or in the church's air-conditioned Christian
education wing. Several local musicians will entertain those who
choose to dine in the tent.
According to barbecue co-chair Carolyn Reynolds, "One of the best
things about the annual pork barbecue is the fact that every church
member pitches in to help. We couldn't do it any other way."
Reynolds noted that the homemade pies and cakes draw many to the
event. "In fact, for a lot of people the chance to pick out a
homemade dessert is the highlight of the night," she said. Reynolds
promises that there will be plenty of food for all this year.
[Text from file received]