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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Season, sizzle and steam

Lions Club dishes up 250 birds

 

Last updated 7/30/2020 at 7:58am

Katie Teachout

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...



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