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The "Pit Crew" at OMPUMC Chicken BBQ 2019 | Jane Boursaw Photo

It’s back! After being sidelined for a couple of years by that little event known as the pandemic, the Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church is once again hosting their popular Chicken BBQ.

The event will take place this coming Saturday, June 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the church, 16426 Center Road at the top of the hill on the right before you get to Old Mission Tavern. A free will offering is accepted.

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Though the event is organized by the church (fyi: my home church for the past 62 years), this is a community-wide event, and you’ll no doubt see lots of your friends and neighbors there eating or picking up dinner for takeout.

The chicken is buttery good and grilled over an apple wood fire pit at the church. Here it is in 2019 – doesn’t that look delicious?! The photo at the top is of the pit crew that same year.

Yummy Chicken at the OMPUMC Chicken BBQ 2019 | Jane Boursaw Photo
Yummy Chicken at the OMPUMC Chicken BBQ 2019 | Jane Boursaw Photo

Also on the menu: potato salad, old-fashioned coleslaw, baked beans, homemade desserts, beverages, and Annie Fouch’s famous Cherry Whatchamacallit.

Just drop in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., or call for takeout earlier in the day on Saturday, (231) 223-4393. The kitchen crew will even bring it out to you.

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  1. […] Methodist Church Treasure Sale. That same day farther north on Center Road, the Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church held their annual treasure sale – also a smashing success. Here’s a pic of Helen Mumford and Dave Tuttle – they and their crew put so much time and effort into the sale! Also, don’t forget, the church’s annual Chicken BBQ is coming up this Saturday. […]


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