The Beeville Volunteer Fire Department will have everything already cooked up and ready. All anyone has to do is drive by the fire station on the way back to the house.
Sunday, May 20, is the day for the BVFD’s annual Chicken Barbecue fund-raising event.
Beginning at 11 a.m., firemen and their wives will be lined up and working hard to serve as many hungry diners as possible until 2 p.m. that day.
Plates will be $6 each and will include an entire half of a barbecued chicken with all the trimmings.
For those who need to satisfy a sweet tooth, cakes will be on sale for only $5 each.
The event will be held at its usual location, the C.M. Smitty Smith Central Fire Station in the 100 block of West Cleveland Street at the rear of Beeville’s City Hall.
No one has to get out of the vehicle. Just drive through the fire station and the volunteers will take care of everything.
Assistant Fire Chief Bill Burris said all proceeds of the event will go to the usual kitty, the equipment fund.
Suiting up a firefighter with bunker gear, boots, a helmet, breathing apparatus, gloves, hoods and face shields costs hundreds of dollars for each firefighter. But the proceeds of this barbecue will help offset that expense.