Bowers and Orr

George Bowers, left, and Dr. Garrett Orr, members of the Franklin County AM Rotary Club, serve customers from the serving window at last year’s pubic Rotary pig roast fundraiser. The 2019 edition of the pig roast will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Donut Palace located on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. Barbecue plates with all the trimmings and a drink are $10. Boston butts are $45. Contact a Rotary member for tickets. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the event.

The Franklin County AM Rotary Club will hold its third annual pig roast Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Donut Palace located on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester.

Rotary members will offer high-quality, “Jimmy-style” barbecue plates and Boston butts to the public to raise funds for their various charities and projects of the club. These are available to eat on site or to go.

Tickets are available from any AM Rotary Club member in advance.

A limited number of tickets will be available on site on June 15. Boston butts are $45. Barbecue plates are $10 and include all the trimmings and a drink.

The fundraiser helps with such Rotary projects as local services and global initiatives such as the worldwide effort to eliminate polio, a multi-year project sponsored by the Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

The event is sponsored by First Vision Bank, Lynch Appraisal Services, Greg O’Neal Attorney-at-Law, and Al Clark, Rotary’s assistant district governor.

John Shelton, pig roast co-chair, explains the fundraiser.

“Customers may buy tickets in advance for either Boston butts or barbecue plates to go or eat on site, and we will accommodate them with great barbecue and a worthy cause. We sold out last year, so everyone needs to get in on this as soon as possible,” he said.

George Bowers, co-chairman and lead cook for the event, said, “This kind of got started four or five years ago with a pig roast at my house and it has grown into a local favorite for the public now.”

Rotarians spend significant time buying, cooking and preparing the meat the day and night before, so it is fresh when you order it, right off the barbecue pit.

The AM Rotary Club is a part of District 6780 of Rotary International, and meets each Thursday at 7 a.m. at SUNRISE (The Breakfast Place) in Decherd. The public is invited to attend any of their meetings.