A local church will hold its annual chicken barbecue fundraiser and community event this weekend.
Merrimac United Methodist Church started the event in 1961 after its church was destroyed by a fire. The congregation raised funds through the chicken barbecue to rebuild the church.
Now, the fundraiser is a community events that raises funds for youth programs, community outreach and missions. Last year, the event raised over $17,000 to dig a deep water well in Kalongo, Uganda.
This year's event will include the praise band Twelve:29. Homemade food such as grilled half-chicken, potato salad, vegetables, and dessert will be served.
The event costs $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $3 for a kid's hot dog plate. Carry-out is also available by stopping by or calling 608-493-2774.