Trinity Episcopal holds barbecue fundraiser

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 11:49 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church held its third annual Bar-B-Q Fest on Saturday. For the parish, the event is as much about fellowship as it is fundraising.

The barbecue was smoked by the church's rector, the Rev. Charles W. Livermore, and his brother, George Livermore. George travels from Charlotte, N.C., each year to assist with the annual event.

"It's a good way to visit and bring the church together," said George. "It's always better to do for others."

"Actually, I threatened him," joked Charles.

The rector's wife, Diane Livermore, said all the goods are homemade. "Everything is made from scratch, from the barbeque to the slaw and baked beans," she noted.

"We hope a lot of people come out or order take out," she added. "We'll be happy with whatever we make."

All proceeds raised from the fundraiser will benefit the church. Boogertown Gap, the husband/wife duo of Keith Watson and Ruth Barber, performed old-time Appalachian string music at the event.

"I've helped with the event long enough now that we kind of all know each other," said Charles. "It's fun. I enjoy doing it." n

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