Katrina relief BBQ this Sunday

The Big Baytown BBQ relief dinner for Katria evacuees is this coming Sun., Sept. 4!

David Howell conceived the idea of a BBQ dinner to feed roughly one thousand (yes, 1000) Katrina evacuees in Baytown during the Labor Day weekend. The idea soon snowballed and with Tim Read assisting in making sure all the necessary hoops were cleared (the date and specific meal being selected by the Red Cross), the following plan developed for this coming Sun., Sept. 4:

5:00 a.m. – Get the BBQ pits fired up and the meat put in by 6:00 a.m. Six (6) people are needed for this part of the work and four (4) are currently signed-up.

High noon – Take hot briskets off the fire, wrap them in foil and put them back on the pit. Ten (10) people will be needed about one hour at the most; four (4) are currently signed-up.

4:00 p.m. – Twenty (20) people will be needed to take the meat off the pit, slice the briskets and place them in foil pans. Seven (7) are signed-up at this time. People should bring a sharp knife and a cutting board.

5:30 p.m.(ish) – The Red Cross will serve the meal.

To serve as a volunteer, it’s “first call, first served;” when the necessary number of volunteers is reached, that’s it. Donations have already been received to completely cover all the expenses of this meal; the only thing left is to get the work done. If you can provide your time and labor for any aspect of this project, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with David Howell (you didn’t think I’d print his cell phone # here on my blog, did you?). Your help is greatly appreciated!