MampM Charity Barbecue A Sucess 2009: Volunteers Jack

MampM charity barbecue a sucess

Volunteers Jack Gibson, left, and John Beevis barbecue burgers during M and M Meat Shops’ “Charity Barbecue Day” in Pembroke.
The city’s store raised $7,423.77 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. For more photos, please visit our website photo gallery at (Observer photo by Stephen Uhler) STEPHEN UHLER Despite the heavy rainfall which dampened things, or maybe in spite of it, Pembroke and area residents have once again made the M and M Meat Shops Charity Barbecue Day a success. While this was less than last year’s record of $8,131.67, it is still remarkable considering the wet weather. All of the money taken in by the event goes to the CCFC. The all-volunteer event had everything donated, including those people who came out to help at the event by donating their time, doing everything from flipping burgers to keeping the hot dogs rolling. The Pembroke Fire Department was also on site to advise on barbecue safety, as this is on the cusp of the barbecue season, and the weekend before the Victoria Day weekend, the first long weekend of the summer season. Musicians Chris Gardner and The Whitewater kept the crowd entertained as they waited to get their hot dogs and hamburgers.
Every M and M Meat Shops location (more than 410 stores) raised money through the charity barbecue day to help combat Crohn’s and Colitis, a crippling and painful disease affecting an estimated 250,000 Canadians.

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