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2014 Random Acts of BBQ

2014 Random Acts of BBQ

153 plates of love, slathered in Southern hospitality

In what became a modern-day retelling of the loaves and the fishes, Sonny’s BBQ in Rome partnered with The Salvation Army to host the “Random Acts of BBQ” for all of our neighbors in need. God

Curtis Gardner, owner of Sonny's BBQ and Captain Douglas McClure
Curtis Gardner, owner of Sonny’s BBQ, and Captain Douglas McClure

blessed what was prepared and we were able to feed more than expected! While the original plans called for preparations for 120 people, the staff at Sonny’s and Army volunteers served 153 plates of BBQ, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, and banana pudding. It was a great evening of food, fun, and fellowship!

Curtis Gardner (owner of Sonny’s BBQ) said it best: “When you think of family and community, you think of BBQ! ┬áSo, it just made sense to share our 20th anniversary with the community!”

Sonny’s BBQ is celebrating its’ 20th anniversary this June in Rome

Serving line with pulled pork, chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, and banana pudding
Serving line with pulled pork, chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, and banana pudding

and they wanted to do it in a big way! Along with Tuesday night’s “Random Acts of BBQ,” they are also doing a special priced dinner all day on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. They are giving back and helping OTHERS, which makes them a great partner with The Salvation Army!

“What is really awesome about groups like Sonny’s is that they take what they do, preparing a serving quality food with great service, and they are using it to help OTHERS,” said Captain Douglas McClure. “This is not the first time that Sonny’s has pitched in with the Army. They have been sharing food with our emergency feeding program for years.”

The pitmaster, Curtis Gardners, serving it up friendly-style!
The pitmaster, Curtis Gardner, serving it up friendly-style!

Every evening, 365 nights of the year, The Salvation Army serves a meal to everyone and anyone who comes up to its’ doors. Last year, The Salvation Army serves 10,216 meals just through its’ evening meal program. That is a lot of food and an equal amount of love!

If you want to support the work of The Salvation Army in its’ feeding

Waiting for the good food and fellowship
Waiting for the good food and fellowship

programs, you can click here to make a donation. Still ranked #2 in the country by Forbes’ magazine, The Salvation Army will continue “Doing the Most Good” with each and every donation that it receives! Thank you for helping OTHERS in this season and every season!

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