Editor’s notice: This story initially ran April 28.
The Civitas Lancaster Chicken Barbecue returns to Long’s Park Today, May 21, from 10 a.m. to six p.m.
The 69th annual rooster barbecue, which has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Book of Records as the biggest one-day rooster barbecue occasion, is again to its conventional third Saturday in May slot at Long’s Park after being postponed in 2020 and moved to an October date in 2021. The occasion is co-sponsored by Blessings of Hope, the Leola nonprofit meals dissemination middle.
Civitas Lancaster is the successor group to the Sertoma Club, which beforehand ran the rooster barbeque.
Volunteers ready greater than 15,000 rooster dinners to serve on the day of the occasion. This 12 months’s barbecue additionally contains craft beer obtainable within the Civitas / Wacker Brewing Company Beer Garden. Dine-in and take-out choices can be found in the course of the occasion, and pick-up traces have been doubled to assist velocity up service on the occasion, which often attracts 1000’s of vehicles to Long’s Park.
Tickets to the rooster barbecue can be found on the day of the occasion for $13 at civitaslancaster.org.
Proceeds from the occasion profit Long’s Park enchancment tasks, packages for at-risk youth and different native nonprofits.