September 20, 2020

Barbeque raises funds for kids’ breakfasts

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Rooster 101 country music radio station joined forces with the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman to buy more than 2000 breakfasts for local kids at the Rooster Country Fair & BBQ challenge.

The fair was a big success, judged by the numbers of people who flocked to the site just behind Grand Harbour.

Kiwani’s Distinguished past President Paul de Freitas said, “The event raised around $3500 for the Kiwanis’ ‘Buy a Kid Breakfast’ programme.  As the founder of the programme I can say I am really impressed by the effort put into this event by Hurleys Entertainment and their staff.

“Buy a Kid Breakfast is filling a significant need in schools to ensure a good learning environment from both a social and educational aspect.”

Kiwanis President Wiekert Weber said, “Kiwanis was approached by Hurleys Entertainment and we were told that the proceeds of this event would go to the Buy a Kid Breakfast programme. In turn 18 members of the Kiwanis club as well as 8 key clubbers would be there to help with the event.”

Apart from mouth-watering barbeque offerings, there were several art & craft displays. Deal Ebanks was there with his traditionally-carved spinning tops, known as gigs, and Sylvia Ebanks had a fine display of dolls in hand-made traditional Caymanian dresses.

Four ladies from East End Creative Hands traditional crafts group were there too, weaving strands of silver thatch palm into useful and decorative items such as hats and bags.

Rooster 101’s  Lisa Burke said, “It was a fun event for the Caymanian community and a fun family event just to bring people together. We wanted support a charity that we hadn’t supported previously. We knew it was a great cause and that we could raise some substantial money for them.”

Money was mostly raised by over 300 members of the public who bought tickets at CI$10 each so that they could sample the different barbeque offerings, Ms Burke said.

“We crowned the winner, Low and Slow. The People’s choice winner was ‘Grand Harbour Barbeque.’

“There was Cow Patty Bingo where you had to guess where the cow would poop to win prize. He pooped everywhere except where he was supposed to so the money just went to the charity,” Ms Burke added.

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