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Firefighters Host Annual Chicken BBQ

EUGENE, Ore. — The Santa Clara Fire District couldn’t serve the community without its team of volunteer firefighters and they need funding.

The crew is hosting its 56th annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday. About 750 chickens in all will be slow cooked. Also on the menu are pork and beans and coleslaw.

Thirty volunteer firefighters provide emergency service in Santa Clara, and this fundraiser generates one-third of their budget.

“It helps us do our training, make sure we keep up with our skills, and it’s just a very fun and important event to the fire department,” said volunteer firefighter Alex Handsaker.

The BBQ starts at 9 a.m. and runs until the chicken runs out at about 3 p.m.

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