Three Fire Departments to hold BBQ through Memorial Day Weekend

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Three fire departments are holding BBQs through the Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, May 25

The Middleport Fire Department will host their bbq beginning at 11 a.m., at their pit location at the corner of Race Street and North Fourth Avenue. Menu includes chicken half, baked beans, and dinner roll.

Sunday, May 26

The Racine Fire Department will host their Memorial Day BBQ with serving beginning at 11 a.m. Their menu consists of a chicken half and sides. They also sell many delicious flavors of homemade ice cream, available by the pint or quart. Flavors include Cherry Nut, Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Strawberry, Pistachio, and Pineapple.

Monday, May 27

The Chester Fire Department will host their annual Memorial Day BBQ and Ice Cream Social beginning at 11 a.m., at their station on State Route 248. Their menu consists of chicken half or spare ribs, baked beans, and a slice of bread. Ice cream flavors include many long-time favorites. Ice cream is available by the pint or quart for takeout.

Why Fundraising is Important to Fire Departments

All BBQ proceeds assist with the continued operation of the individual departments. To outfit one firefighter with gear it costs an average of $12,000. A new fire truck just for the base truck is $500,000. Firefighters in Meigs County are all volunteer and spend countless hours training, preparing and serving their neighbors in their respective villages and municipalities.