Kinsmen chicken BBQ this Friday

Published on July 9, 2014

It’s that time of year again – chicken BBQ time that is.
The annual event which was taken over by the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow last year was previously handled by the Gyro Club.


The chicken will be grilled up on Friday with the Glasgow Square theatre parking lot serving as the venue to allow for easy access and increased visibility.

“$12 gets you a great chicken meal, with all funds going directly to our Kinsmen Minor Baseball Program,” said Nick MacGregor, who is volunteering to help organize the event. “Our ball program is stronger than ever, with over 300 local kids signed up this year.”

Delivery is free to any business within the five towns and within reasonable distance in the county. Most who pre-order will have their dinners for noon.

MacGregor, who himself grew up playing with Kinsmen ball, knows the value of the program and hopes that people will support it.

“It’s a great opportunity to support your local kinsmen program,” he said.

The kinsmen do have an email address ( set up to encourage people to pre order their meals, but people can also just show up. Chicken can be also picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day of the event.

About 40 volunteers from the Kinsmen and Kinette clubs will be volunteering throughout the day to make it a success. The works starts at around 4 a.m. and continues throughout the day.

MacGregor said they’ve upped the ante this year and are setting a goal of selling 2,000 dinners.

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