Barbeque Benefit a Success

Barbeque Benefit a Success

by Jason Harris

The Paulette Smith Family Fire Fund Chicken Barbeque benefit was a big success with more than 60 people attending.

The benefit was held at Creaser Park in Coventry, Connecticut. Along with food, there was music and raffle prizes. Mike Greenfield of the Presh Catch Show on WHUS, announced the winners of the raffle baskets along with performing with the event’s band.

Paulette Smith and her son, J.P. Photo by Jason Harris.

The event was held to help out Paulette and her son, J.P., who lost their home at 102 Rabbit Trail in a fire on July 21. Several fire departments were called in to help battle the fire, which caused extensive damage and destroyed all their belongings including the family dog. The family wasn’t home at the time of the fire.

Three Lug Doug performing at the benefit. Photo by Jason Harris.

Donations to help in the rebuilding of thier home can be made out to “Paulette Smith Family Fire Fund” c/o First Niagra Bank, P.O. Box 415, Coventry, CT 06238 or to Northeast Family Federal Credit Union, “Smith Fire,” P.O. Box 180, Manchester, CT, 06045-0180.

People milling around at the three-hour event. Photo by Jason Harris.

3 comments on “Barbeque Benefit a Success

  1. A few additional details…

    The band that played was called Big Lug Doug…

    The band played for the latter hour of the event and the music heard during the first two hours was spun by Johnny Timewarp of WHUS 91.7 FM, whose show “Dark Side of the Highway” airs on Sunday mornings from 3-6 AM (and can be heard in reruns every Saturday morning from 7-9 AM on Charter Community Access Television Channel 14 during their “Community Bulletin Board” program).

    Mike Greenfield’s show “The Phresh Catch” airs on WHUS 91.7 FM on Thursday mornings from 12-2 AM.

    • Thank you for the additional information especially for the band’s name. I wrote it down, but couldn’t find any information online to confirm the name.

      Since I had a hard time finding the place, I was only there for the last hour and a half.

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