Season, sizzle and steam
Lions Club dishes up 250 birds
Last updated 7/30/2020 at 7:58am
RITZVILLE – The Lions Club cooked 250 half-chickens at their annual BBQ July 24.
Killing two birds with one stone, the event raises funds for the club while feeding hungry farmers a noon meal during the busy harvest season.
The Ritzville Lions' Club had members on scene at the fairgrounds by 5:45 to get the grill going.
The birds were barbequing by 7 a.m., over volcanic rock heated by propane. Flames flashed, lit up by dripping chicken fat; while steam rose, generated by Aaron Esser misting water over the rocks. The first of the birds were ready by 11 a.m. John Kragt deemed them worthy...