Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks. It’s a time to be grateful for all your blessings. And it’s a time to remember the many in need.
When Pigs Fly Barbecue in Fairlea is happy to announce its 2nd Annual “Giving Back Day,” to be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. The first event, in 2014, was a great success. “We served over 200 free Thanksgiving Dinners, and we hope to reach even more people this year,” said Kellen Leef, co-owner of the popular local barbecue joint. Her partner, Mike Sheridan, said “we wanted to give something back to the community which has been so good to us.” They will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie, and all the rest of the trimmings 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.”
The Bakery on Court Street has already pledged to provide homemade rolls, and “we are challenging every other independent restaurant in town to match, or even top, their contribution.”
Doors open from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (or until they run out). They need volunteers on the Tuesday the 24th, Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th to help prep, cook, serve and clean up. They are also accepting donations of food or cash so that they can provide this service to as many people as possible.
Please call 304-645-4BBQ and ask for Kellen to get on the volunteer schedule or make a contribution. Excess contributions, if any, will be donated to the local Lewisburg food bank. When Pigs Fly Barbecue will return to normal operations on Friday, Nov. 27.
When Pigs Fly Barbecue is located on U.S. 219 in Fairlea, just north of the West Virginia State Fairgrounds. Learn more at www.pigsflybbq.com or by calling 304-645-4227.