St. Stephen’s to host Memorial Day barbecue
Location. Location. Location.
The real estate mantra applies equally to St. Stephen’s Church’s 351 Main Street location. It’s a perfect spot for viewing the Memorial Day Parade and for enjoying a barbecue before, during and after the parade.
Proceeds from the church event will fund its annual week-long Youth Mission Trip, H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Endure).
This year’s destination is Woonsocket, R.I., where youths and adult leaders from St. Stephen’s will join crews from other churches to make home repairs that the owners aren’t able to handle themselves, physically and/or financially. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, but the featured item will be artisanal, smoked pulled pork prepared by parishioners Mark Blandford, Jim Brown and Marshall Odeen.
“Tasting the artisanal smoked pork is truly a transcendent experience,” said Blandford. “The town support for this event has been amazing over the past many years.”
Brown, whose daughters Taylor and Emily have been part of the H.O.P. E. trip, said the event would not be possible without the support of O’Deen’s BBQ.
“We are grateful that Marshall will again donate his smokers and his time to raising money for the H.O.P.E. trip.”