Community BBQ raises thousands

Barbecue sponsored by Thrifty Foods raises $3,583 for Sidney Lions food bank

The first Thrifty Foods sponsored community barbecue held June 30 in support of the Sidney Lions food bank was a success.

The event, supported by the Town of Sidney and Slegg Lumber, was nothing short of amazing, said Sidney Coun. Kenny Podmore.

“I never dreamed this would happen when I first took the idea to mayor and council and then to the manager [Robyn DoSouto] from Sidney Thrifty Foods,” said Podmore. “There were long lineups and Robyn had to send for more food. It was truly a community event [and it was] lots of fun.”

A total of $3,583 was raised at the barbecue and will be donated to the Sidney Lions food bank.

 

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