Lincoln County Search and Rescue barbecue

DIAMONDVILLE — Lincoln County Search and Rescue (LCSR) hosted its annual barbecue event on Saturday, June 24, in Diamondville Park. 

There was a steady flow of traffic as residents gathered together indulging in the all-you-can eat barbecue feast. The LCSR members broke out recipes that are more than 50 years old to prepare the menu items of roasted pig, smoked beef, baked beans and all the trimmings.

The highlight of the event was the fundraising raffle. Over 1200 tickets were sold to many hopeful recipients. Only one would be the winner of the 2017 Polaris 900 side-by-side donated by Diamondville Collision.

The group enjoyed music as they mingled while children played on the bouncehouse. LCSR also sold a variety of neon colored T-shirts as an additional fundraiser during the event.

“We couldn’t do it without them,” said LCSR Captain Kevin Gordon, “all the members, their families and friends who come out to support and help.”

The members were grateful for all who came to help chop and dice, wrap and spice the over 800 pounds of food for the large crowd.

The anticipation was as thick as molasses when they finally drew the raffle at 4 p.m.

Trina Pollard was pleasantly surprised to hear she was the winner and quickly thanked Kris Clark for selling her the winning ticket.

The generous donations made by many local businesses and support by residents help LCSR in a so many ways.

It’s events like this that bring the community together and provide much-needed resources to this vital service of Lincoln County.

Summer is here, so go outside and enjoy our beautiful country, but always be prepared and stay safe out there.

Trina Pollard won the 2017 Polaris side-by-side at the barbecue raffle. (COURTESY PHOTO)