Many families will be taking mom out to eat for mother’s day, but why not take her to eat for a good cause.
The Washington Township Fire Department has held a Mother’s Day Chicken BBQ for over 45 years. It is their biggest fundraiser of the year.
"We do a half a chicken and all the condiments that go with it, and we have dine in or carry out. We’ll do 1,200 plus dinners, we start serving at 11am. The line starts around 10:30am. Most generally if you’re not here by 1:30 or 2 o’clock, we’re sold out," said Gene Hanning, Washington Township Fire Chief.
Meals run for $9 a person. It includes the meal itself as well as drinks and desert. Chief Hanning of the department says come hungry and come early!
"It’s a good meal, every body likes chicken. That way we can accommodate them as best as possible to take care of our community and our citizens that support us," said Hanning.
The Washington Township Fire Department has plans to use the funds raised from the Mothers Day Chicken BBQ for updates in communications as well as computers and mapping systems. The event starts at 11 am Sunday and goes until all the food is gone. For more information on the event you can call 740-452-2221.