Smoke was rising early this morning, Friday, July 12, from Terrace Street in New Glasgow.
Keeping up tradition, the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow with support from the Kinette Club, family members and various other community and athletic groups held the annual chicken barbecue which was initially started by the Gyro Club and later carried on by the Kinsmen.
This year 1,700 chicken dinners were sold and volunteers were busy preparing them on the massive barbecue made of concrete blocks and fueled with charcoal.
“The first people were here about 2:30 this morning and then we had all kinds of set up last night as well,” co-chair for the event Brian MacIntosh said.
He said it’s great to see the way the community has supported the annual fundraiser. Funds raised are cruicial to the support of the Kinsmen ball program he said.
“It helps offset some of the registration costs for the kids that are in the program, and we have roughly 400 kids registered this year.”
Those who take part also just enjoy the time spent together.
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s a great social for us,” MacIntosh said. “We look forward to it every year. It’s a big work project, but it’s also a really good fellowship too.”