Butts N Clucks hits its stride

The winners of Butts N Clucks 2014 display their trophies. Photo available for purchase

The winners of Butts N Clucks 2014 display their trophies.

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 08:30 AM.

The fourth annual Butts-N-Clucks cook-off to benefit Weems Memorial Hospital was a sell-out event Saturday.

Last year’s Butts-N-Clucks had its challenges not the least of which was stormy weather, but the morning of May 10 was breezy and cool and, although a few clouds dotted the blue sky, the Eastpoint Fire Department’s cooking team had enough faith to set up without the cover of a tent.

Their confidence was justified.

Participants said the Butts N Clucks Cook-off was a walk in the park, literally.

“This was the perfect setting,” Organizer Jody Fortunas-Wilson said. “If we had been in Riverside Park , like last year, we would have roasted in the sun. Battery Park is much better.”

Chef extraordinaire John Solomon served up 40 Boston butts. The pork went on sale at 11 a.m. and was gone before noon. Volunteers dished up 130 dinners and 50 sandwiches. The pork sale raised over $7000.

“We could have sold 25 more if I had had them,” said Solomon.



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