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.
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.”
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.