The Plantation Volunteer Fire Association will host its 61st Annual Barbecue on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM.
The annual barbecue is one of the largest and oldest City-wide traditions. The half-century old event will be held at Pine Island Park, 300 South Pine Island Road, in Plantation. The program offers live music, kids’ games, bounce houses, raffle prizes, live demonstrations and much more.
As part of the program, Head Chef Barry Stearns has maintained the urban legend surrounding Former Mayor Frank Veltri’s “Secret Sauce.” The firefighters begin cooking at four in the morning and continue throughout the day.
The traditional menu features ribs, chicken, beans, and cole slaw. Each year the firefighters prepare more than 4,000 pounds of chicken and ribs, 750 pounds of cole slaw, 334 dozen dinner rolls, 70 industrial sized cans of baked beans and 334 dozen cookies for dessert. Additionally the shopping list includes more than 5,500 pounds of ice and 3,300 pounds of charcoal. There are a wide variety of beverages available for additional purchase. A special kid’s hot dog meal is also available instead of the ribs and chicken.
Letters are mailed to every known resident in the City offering advance purchase of tickets at $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Fire Administration at 954-797-2150, or on Sunday, at the gate $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for children. The barbecue is held every year, rain or shine. “Take-away” plates are also available.