Adirondack Community Outreach Center chicken barbecue a success

ACOC Board Member Jeff Kinblom gently and thoughtfully prepares chickens.

ACOC Board Member Jeff Kinblom gently and thoughtfully prepares chickens. Photo provided

— The day was beautiful, the music was great, the food was excellent, and the company was terrific. Large quantities of chicken halves awaited consumption by an enthusiastic crowd of hungry people.

It was a good day for a barbecue, and the Adirondack Community Outreach Center’s (ACOE) annual chicken barbecue event on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek was easily deemed a success.

This fundraiser was designed to directly benefit the Outreach Center and in turn the people it serves. The Family Clothing Center, Food Pantry, GED program, and other community services will all benefit from this great event, which was so well attended by visitors and residents alike. Over 280 wonderfully prepared chicken dinners were sold at the barbecue. Happy patrons enjoyed not just the dinners but also the DJ music provided by Paul Loguerico. Offered up as a raffle item was a beautiful hand-made quilt, won by Maria Rinella.

Thanks to Don Lasher, who once again donated his time, equipment, and expertise as the chicken barbecue meister. After Don left, Doug Meyerhoff took over the head chef process, and completed (with lots of help) the cooking of the birds. A very special thanks goes to all of the ACOE Board of Directors, for fully supporting this event lending a hand when they could during the barbecue.

The ACOE would like to thank the community for coming out to enjoy a great dinner and support the Center, its services and activities. Without the community support, the Center would not be able to do what it does for folks who need the services it provides.

Center officials would also like to thank all the community volunteers who contributed their time and energies.

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