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Thomaston BBQ fundraiser a success

The Town of Thomaston held its annual barbecue fund-raiser at the old school cafeteria on Saturday.

There was a tremendous turnout for the barbecue, with people opting to dine in at the old lunchroom or carrying some of the best barbecue in the county back home or elsewhere.

“I thought the turnout was as good as last year’s — maybe a little better,” Thomaston mayor Jeff Laduron said. “People come out; it just beats all you’ve ever seen. We know that, every year, there’s going to be a big crowd. We were very pleased with the crowd.

“We had a good turnout in the morning. Twenty-two men came and cut up the meat — we did 14 hogs.”

Laduron said the funds would be split between the volunteer fire department and the city.

“Some years, (the money) goes to the fire department, and some years, it goes to the city,” he said. “This year, we decided to split it up between the two.”

As of Monday, the total amount raised by the barbecue had not been counted.

Several people were on hand to cook and help prepare the meat and the fixings, with people serving tables and making sure there was enough ribs, pork rinds, cole slaw and potato salad for everyone.

Like last year, a line went out the door of the building in anticipation of the barbecue dinner. Many others lined up at the concession stand to get their barbecue dinner to go.