BBQ in the snow at Lakeshore Elementary

By: Olga Michail Email
By: Olga Michail Email

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- All the snow today did not get in the way of a BBQ held at Lakeshore Elementary. The Parent’s Teacher Organization held their 2nd annual Charcoal Chicken Feast Thursday.

The group says the first year they did their fundraiser it was 80 degrees and heavy rain went through town, this year its several inches of snow in May.

The weather last year didn't stop the group from selling more than 1600 meals, and Thursday afternoon more than 1400 hundred were sold already.

The money goes toward students expenses that might come up throughout the year, including field trips and classroom supplies.

Event organizer Tracey Samuelson said a few extra efforts were made because of the weather.

The BBQ express had to start much earlier in the morning. The group had some delivering issues as well, so a few trucks had to be brought it to make all of the deliveries on time.

“We kind of saw it last week, but we were hoping and praying it would turn to rain, or it would be yesterday. We’re OK with it. We've all done great! The schools let us come inside. BBQ express was here at 7 a.m. this morning, to get everything done,” said Samuelson.

The fundraiser has been serving lunches and dinners all day Thursday to business and individuals.

P.T.O says all of the leftover chicken will be donated to charity.


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