Kiwanis Club Of Brainerd Has 67th Annual BBQ Friday And Saturday

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Kiwanis Club of Brainerd 67 Annual BBQ, featuring Bones Smokehouse BBQ, will be held Friday and Saturday at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, 6623 Lee Hwy.

The cost is $8 for a carry-out box of pulled pork, beef, and this year chicken BBQ with a serving of meat along with a bun, baked beans and slaw plus Bones famous sauce or 10 ounces of pork or beef with sauce on the side.

The Kiwanis Club of Brainerd uses the funds raised to meet the needs of children and teens at school and through grants to 14 local child, teen, and family related agencies. They also sponsor a Key Club at Boyd Bucs and 2 K Kids clubs.

The Kiwanis will be serving each day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Directions: From I-75 take Highway 153 and exit at the first exit which is Lee Highway. Turn right on Lee Highway heading to the large white cross. The Children’s Home is at the bottom of the hill to the left. Enter the second entrance, the one with the sign. Extra tickets may be purchased before reaching the serving tent.

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