BBQ Fundraiser Raises More Than $1,800 for Pink Heals

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Credit: Krystl Slifer

The Pink Heals Lehigh Valley chapter's pink fire truck is parked outside Southeastern Volunteer Fire Co. in Lower Saucon Township for Smokin' Outlaw BBQ's 4th annual 'Movin' & Groovin' to the 60s and 70s' fundraiser event.

A sold-out barbecue dinner and live performance by a popular local band at Southeastern Vol. Fire Co. in Lower Saucon Township Feb. 13 drew more than 200 attendees and raised nearly $2,000 for a local charity that supports women battling health issues and their families.

The Pink Heals Lehigh Valley chapter's pink fire truck is parked outside Southeastern Volunteer Fire Co. in Lower Saucon Township for Smokin' Outlaw BBQ's 4th annual 'Movin' & Groovin' to the 60s and 70s' fundraiser event.

Credit: Krystl Slifer

The Pink Heals Lehigh Valley chapter’s signature pink fire truck, “Sally,” is parked outside Southeastern Volunteer Fire Co. in Lower Saucon Township for Smokin’ Outlaw BBQ’s sold-out 4th annual Movin’ & Groovin’ to the 60s and 70s fundraiser event Feb. 13.

Smokin’ Outlaw BBQ’s 4th annual Movin’ & Groovin’ to the ’60s and ’70s featuring The Large Flowerheads raised $1,878, according to Bill Andress, Executive Director of the Pink Heals Lehigh Valley chapter.

Pink Heals is a nonprofit organization known for its pink fire trucks and commitment to keeping fundraised dollars in local communities.

“We put our volunteerism and our labor of love to work for the people in our communities rather than for a ’cause,'” the Pink Heals website states. “The money raised by your community efforts, be it individuals, public servants, or local businesses, stays local.”

A dinner plate piled high with a pulled pork BBQ sandwich, baked beans, pickle, macaroni and cheese, beef brisket and barbecued chicken.

A dinner plate piled high with a pulled pork BBQ sandwich, baked beans, pickle, macaroni and cheese, beef brisket and barbecued chicken.

Eric Neith, the owner of Smokin’ Outlaw BBQ, said he is proud to support the Pink Heals Lehigh Valley chapter with the event that he has planned for four years now.

Neith’s signature meats and side dishes are a major draw, along with the band–which played three sets and drew dozens to the fire hall dancefloor–raffles, a Tricky Tray and a 50/50.

Neith funds most of the event, and donates the proceeds to Pink Heals, he explained.

He also organizes other fundraisers each year, and he’s hoping to introduce a new fundraising opportunity for area organizations later this year.

To learn more about Smokin’ Outlaw BBQ, please visit www.smokinoutlawbbq.com and like their Facebook page.

A large crowd turned out for the fundraiser Feb. 13 at Southeastern Volunteer Fire Company.

Credit: Krystl Slifer

A large crowd turned out for the fundraiser Feb. 13 at Southeastern Volunteer Fire Company in Lower Saucon Township.

The Large Flowerheads entertained more than 200 party-goers with fun cover versions of classic 1960s and '70s songs.

Credit: Josh Popichak

The Large Flowerheads entertained more than 200 party-goers with fun cover versions of classic 1960s and ’70s songs.

The Large Flowerheads performed three sets at the fundraiser.

Credit: Josh Popichak

The Large Flowerheads performed three energetic sets at the fundraiser.

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