Neighbors, friends and family from Rabun, Macon and Oconee counties will gather Saturday, March 26, at the annual bluegrass and barbecue benefit for the Satolah, Georgia volunteer fire department.
The volunteer firefighters and the hard-working women of the Station 8 auxiliary will begin serving food at 5 p.m., with the music starting around 7 p.m.
Chief James Reed is hoping for a stellar turnout, as the routine costs for properly outfitting just one volunteer takes almost $1,000, costs borne by the volunteers. This family-friendly benefit always has been highlight of spring (and the official start of the trout season) in this part of the tri-state area. “We hope everyone will mark their calendars, and do their best to help – even in these uncertain times,” Reed said.
Here’s the line-up:
Food plates will include your choice of a smoked pork barbecue or grilled chicken, served with baked beans, cole slaw, applesauce, a roll and soft drink ($7) or a combo plate with both chicken and pork for $10. Those with a real appetite also can order a whole butt ($35) or whole chicken ($10) if pre-ordered by Tuesday, March 22. Call (828) 371-1712 or (828) 371-0722 to pre-order.
Then, starting around 7 p.m., will be the bluegrass sounds and singing of both Foxfire and Chatuga Ridge.
The ladies’ auxiliary also will auction off homemade cakes and there will be a raffle.
The station is located 3.5 miles south of the Georgia-North Carolina line on state Route 28 (the Highlands-Walhalla Road) and about 2 miles from the Route 28 intersection with Warwoman Road. The public is invited — and bring all your friends.