Mendenhall Flying Lions Club thanks community for support

The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club held their 20th annual Rib Barbecue on Nov. 7, benefiting the Alaska Diabetes Association. Once again, we owe the success of our barbecue to the people of Juneau and those merchants that donated their product, time, staff and facility. Because of your support, we will send approximately $3,150 to the Alaska Diabetes Association.

We appreciate everyone who showed up at McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill for dinner, purchased a rack of ribs to take home and offered monetary donations. All proceeds from the barbecue will benefit programs and services in Southeast Alaska: summer camp (Camp K) for children with Type 1 diabetes; provide materials and programs to support hospitals, clinics and health fairs; and education and referral services to patients, health care providers and families.

A special thanks to McGiveney’s, who allowed us to use their premises and staff to make this event possible. Randy Sutak of Randy’s Rib Shack donated his time and equipment to smoke the ribs. Teddy’s Tasty Meats of Anchorage donated 300 pounds of ribs to the Alaska Diabetes Association, who in turn donated the ribs to us. Super Bear provided the ingredients for the beans. Food Services of America donated the coleslaw and the Alaskan Brewing Company provided the beer. Jerry’s Meats and Seafoods also helped by storing and thawing the ribs for us.

Please thank these merchants and individuals for their continued support of this fun event.

Additionally, thank you to the Juneau Empire, the Juneau Radio Center and KTOO for providing advertising support.

Mendenhall Flying Lions Club

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