Chicken and Ribs Barbecue


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Blue Star Mothers of Western New York

Once again, the Blue Star Mothers of Western New York Chapter 4 will be sponsoring a Chicken and Ribs Barbecue on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from noon to 3p.m. at the Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield, NY 14787. Tickets are $12 per meal and include chicken and ribs, two sides, a roll, dessert and beverage. One-hundred percent of the BBQ proceeds will provide funding for the Blue Star Mothers Christmas Care Package Project.

Along with supporting all veterans, Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers has encouraged our active-duty military by sending over 700 care packages this year alone. With each box costing over $16 to mail, the Blue Star Mothers have realized the support of the Chautauqua County Community with its contribution of both material and monetary donations. Monies raised by The Chicken and Ribs Barbecue will provide funding for the mailing of these packages. The Blue Star Mothers are always interested in receiving the names and addresses of active-duty military persons, and are always seeking new members. For more information, contact Kathy at (716)450-5593.

This year’s barbecue is being held in conjunction with Cross Roads’ 5th Annual Cruise for a Cause classic car and motorcycle cruise-in & show to benefit the Shriners Hospital. Cruise for a Cause will feature door prizes, music and much more. For more information about the Cruise or for a registration form, visit, or call Stephanie at (716)224-5279.

Cross Roads features three handicapped-accessible buildings and over 22,000 square feet of entertaining sights and smells, along with exceptional values that support local farmers, craftsmen and artisans. Sensational spices, coffees, cheeses, maple products and wines are just some of the unique items available from the over 25 vendors at Cross Roads. Unique craft items include collectibles, miniatures, Amish-made furniture, handmade pottery and jewelry, and many original creations.

The Blue Star Mothers invite the community to support two outstanding causes at the August 13th Blue Star Mothers Chicken and Ribs Barbecue in conjunction with the Shriners Hospital Cruise for a Cause.