Mother’s Day Chicken Dinner

by Courtney Wheaton on May 9, 2013 at 6:59 am

A group of local fire fighters is gearing up for Mother’s Day.

The Washington Township Fire Department is having their annual Mother’s Day chicken barbeque dinner this Sunday. The event started in 1967 and has continued ever since. Chief Gene Hanning says he plans for this event months in advance.

"It’s not just show up Sunday morning and instantly we have the chicken dinners ready. The guys start the pit at 4 in the morning and start cooking. We do about 1,200 dinners. We say that we start at 11 but there’s people here at 10:30 and by 1 or 1:30 were sold out, " said Hanning.

Hanning says the event gives Mothers a day to relax and helps pay for the daily expenses of the fire department.

" We use it for training and equipment, upkeep and maintenance of the station and the equipment, " said Hanning.

The fire department shops locally to provide food for the dinner. A plate of food cost $9 . You can dine in at the station on Adamsville Road or call ahead and they will deliver your dinner to your front door. The event starts at 11 a.m.. and last until there is no more food.