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rack cleaning, usually done at the city
DPS yard by Rotary Club members
along with the committee. The racks
used on the two, 100-foot barbeque pits
are pulled from storage and scrubbed
thoroughly, a messy, greasy and time
consuming job.
“That's howwe start, with the clean-
ing and preparing those racks,”
Sullivan said.
The club members then host what
they refer to as the “dry run” following
the annual golf outing, another club
“We do a mini-chicken barbeque,
mainly for the newmembers and those
whomay not knowabout the barbeque.
We do it at the end of the golf outing as
a build up to Chicken Sunday,”
Sullivan said.
Then come the pre-sale and selling
of tickets in the “dog house” on Main
Street starting the Friday the Fall
Festival begins.
There will be no increase in price
this year, Sullivan said, and the din-
ners, which include one-half a bar-
beque chicken, a roll and butter, chips,
an ear of corn and a cookie along with
a soft drink or water will remain at
only $10 for advance purchases and
$12 on Sunday. Carry outs will be avail-
able, as usual, at West Middle School
on Ann Arbor Trail at Sheldon Road
from11 a.m. until 5 p.m. or sold out.
The committee members will arrive
at about 6 Sunday morning at the pits
built the night before behind The
Gathering by a huge crew of volun-
The pits are fired up at about 7:30
a.m. and the first chickens hit the grills
at about 8 a.m.
Sullivan said most folks have no
idea how many people are actually
involved in the preparation of this
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Chicken Sunday preparation begins with the annual cleaning of the barbeque