2020, The Year Without Mallard Creek BBQ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 27, 2020

Contacts: 

Charles Kimrey 704-408-6722 charles@mallardcreekbbq.com

Bill Wood 704-756-0943 dabbqman78@gmail.com

Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church to CANCEL the 91st Annual BBQ 

Organizers to cancel the “Grand Daddy of North Carolina BBQ’s 

Charlotte, NC (August 27, 2020) – The Session of Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, unanimously voted to CANCEL the 91stAnnual BBQ, traditionally held the 4th Thursday in October.  This difficult decision was reached after much prayer and deliberation, by the Session’s Elders.  While we realize that the “Grand Daddy of North Carolina BBQ’s” is a timeless tradition, greatly anticipated by our Church Membership, our community, the media, and politicians –  but, first and foremost the health and safety of our hundreds of Church volunteers and the thousands of valuable customers we serve each year is of the utmost importance. 

Rest assured, the Church Leadership explored many options, such as drive thru only service, spaced out seating, postponement, or a scaled down event.  Unfortunately, the time-honored tradition of slow roasted pork over hickory wood and making our Brunswick stew and cole slaw from scratch – requires very close contact of our Church volunteers for a week.  We saw no way to accomplish this, and have our folks remain safe.  Finally, we would never want to endanger our customers on BBQ Day.  

We pray for quick healing of our community, and trust that we will be able to see all our supporting friends again, on October 28, 2021! 

You may direct questions to either one of our BBQ Co-Chairmen Charles Kimrey and Bill Wood. 

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