Kinsmen sell nearly 2,000 dinners to support baseball program

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Cooking meals for 2,000 people is a lot of work, but a lot of fun, says Doug Mann, one of the approximately 40 Kinsmen who spent the morning grilling and selling chicken dinners as a fundraiser for the groups minor baseball program.

Kinsmen held their annual chicken barbecue on Friday selling close to 2,000 orders. Here they can be seen flipping some chicken. JOHN BRANNEN – THE NEWS

“Everybody pitches in and puts their back to it, but they’re also having a lot of fun working together,” Mann said. “We all know we’re doing it for a good cause.”

The plume of savoury smoke could be seen rising from the early hours Friday around Glasgow Square where the Kinsmen set up shop this year.

Kinsman Nick MacGregor said the group began setting up the long fire pit late Thursday night at the new venue in the Glasgow Square Parking lot.

"We actually started laying the blocks between two rows of cars but thankfully all the cars were out when we got the grills ready at 4 a.m."

They had set a goal of selling 2,000 dinners and came just shy of that. 

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