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When Pigs Fly Barbeque is happy to announce its Sixth Annual “Giving Back Day,” to be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2019.   We’re proud to be partnering once again with the State Fair of West Virginia to hold the event at the Blue Ribbon Center on the Fairgrounds in Fairlea.     The first five events were a great success.  “With the help of an amazing 82 volunteers, and tremendous community support, we served 350 free Thanksgiving Dinners last year, and we believe the need may be even greater this year,” said Kellen Leef, co-owner of the popular local caterer and event provider.    “So many people are alone, or just struggling to get by.”   Her partner, Mike Sheridan, said “we try to give a little something back to the community which has been so good to us, and feeding people is a great way to do it.”   

We will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh local greens, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie, and all the rest of the trimmings absolutely free to anyone who shows up.

“There are many people in our community who are either alone, or unable to prepare themselves a traditional Thanksgiving meal,” said Leef.   “We want them to share this joyful and thankful occasion with us.  So, if you know of such people, ask them to come by and join us for good food and fellowship.”  Or bring the family and come by yourself.   There is absolutely no charge and no catch;  people can throw a donation in the bucket if they want to.  We do not check ID’s, and no paperwork is required.  Just show up and eat.  (If we have volunteer drivers, we will also deliver to the elderly and shut-ins, as needed.)  .   Doors open from 12-4 on Thanksgiving Day (or until we run out).  

Over the years, the event has evolved into a community-sponsored event.  Sheridan says,  “we are hoping for even more community support this year.  In the past, we’ve been fortunate to have donations of both food and cash from a number of individuals and organizations in the community. “  For 2019, we’ve already received pledges of support from several local restaurants, and will respectfully ask all local restaurants to step up and participate.  “We realize that times are hard right now,” said Leef, “but we all need to do what we can to help each other.” 
Individuals may also donate cash or food.  You can drop either at Swift Level Fine Meats on the southbound side of the Fairlea Racetrack, across from the Fairgrounds (old Spud's Barbeque building).  Click the "Donate" Button to the left to use a credit or debit card, or donate from your Paypal Account.  Or checks can be mailed to When Pigs Fly Barbeque, LLC, Post Office Box 204, Maxwelton, West Virginia  24957.  Unused food, if any, will go to the local food bank, but they usually spend all the donations, plus a little bit more, on food and supplies.  Any excess donations will go to Penny Pitch (we donated almost $400 last year).

We need volunteers on Wednesday, as well as Thanksgiving Day, to help prep, cook, serve and clean up.  Shifts will be set up so that nobody has to work all day; people will get to spend time with their families while donating 2 or 3 hours to the community on Thanksgiving Day.  They are also accepting donations of food or cash so that we can provide this service to as many people as possible.

Please call (304) 249-8124 and ask for Kellen to get on the volunteer schedule or make a contribution.  

When Pigs Fly Barbeque has been cooking and selling real pit barbeque since 2005.  We are currently focused on catering, events such as fairs and festivals, and concessionaire services for sporting and other events.  Give us a call for all your catering needs, including your company or organization's Christmas party.  See our website at www.pigsflybbq.com, or call Kellen at (304) 249-8124 for more information.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!