43rd Annual South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue

Today the South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department held its 43rd annual barbecue. I know I said something similar a few weeks back after we attended the Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department’s fish fry, but seeing everybody turn out to support folks like this who volunteer their time to help their community is just fantastic! The wildfires that have been in the news both here in Texas and across the globe (the awful Maui fire, for example) in recent days really drive home how important having a well-funded and well-equipped local fire department is to us all.

I think the first year we got to experience one of the South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department’s annual barbecues was in 2018. Truth be told, it was an accident… we’d come out from Hutto so that I could spend some time in the library at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum doing research… and whaddya know, there was a barbecue happening right next door at the St. Paul Serbin picnic grounds!

I’d imagine that we got lunch at City Meat Market in Giddings, but we didn’t let that stop us from getting barbecue a second time that day. By the way… if anybody tells you that you don’t need to eat barbecue more than once in a day… well, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

All in all, we had a wonderful time. It was a great day with great food, and it was great to see old friends and make new friends.

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