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Cattlemen to feed first responders at fairgrounds

Hundreds of those serving on the front lines during the pandemic will enjoy a free lunch courtesy of the Butler County Cattlemen’s Association this Thursday, April 30, at the  Kiwanis-Butler County Fairgrounds.

“We plan to feed approximately 400 of our county’s healthcare workers, firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMTs on Thursday as a way to say ‘Thank you’ for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Debbie Stinson, wife of Alvin Stinson, the BCCA’s president said.

Kenny Harrell will be on hand to grill burgers, which will be placed in lunch sacks by volunteers. The goal is to have sack lunches ready by 11 a.m. for pickup at the fairgrounds.

“Along with a juicy homemade burger with all the fixins’, each lunch will include a slice of homemade pound cake made by the Butler County Cattlewomen, chips and a drink,” Stinson explained.

The lunch is a countywide effort.

“We have to give thanks to Wesley Nichols at Piggly Wiggly, Mike Viers at Super Foods and the folks at Friendly G’s of Georgiana for their donations, which helped make this all possible,” Stinson said.

In order to stay in compliance with social distancing mandates, the BCCA plans to have a limited number of workers on hand on Thursday, to take all safety precautions and have the lunches available for drive-by pickup.

“We are just grateful to have this opportunity to recognize this awesome group of workers throughout our community,” Stinson concluded.