By The Index · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It may not have been the best attended West Liberty Rotary Chicken Barbecue, but it may have been one of the most fun.

On Sunday, Rotarians and other volunteers left the comfort of their beds to brave a stormy morning, barbecue and serve food to more than 1,000 locals. All the while refilling the club coffers that provide scholarships for West Liberty students and services to our town.

Earlier than 5 a.m., some club members were at the West Liberty Fair Grounds pouring coal into the barbecue pit, gathering boxes and prepping the raw birds. By 10:30 a.m., most of the cooking was done and volunteers set up a dining hall, drive-thru and delivery service.

About 1,100 tickets were sold at $8 each. By 1 p.m. the club pulled up stakes from the fairgrounds, cleaned and called it a day.

The BBQ, along with its fair booth are two of West Liberty Rotary’s biggest annual fundraisers. Clubs like Rotary, Lions and Legion rely upon community support to do their good projects.

And Rotary wasn’t the only club hosting a big event last week, the American Legion hosted a fish fry on Thursday night downtown.

It’s wonderful to see so much support from our community.

Let’s keep the fun rolling this weekend by helping our public library while getting some great new reading material and some desserts at the Friends of the Library book and bake sale on starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday at 113. E. Fifth St.
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