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BLB BBQ raises $1,600 for Hospice

Submitted Photo BLB employees present Shauna Anderson (center) with the $1,600 check for this year’s BBQ fundraiser.

For the third year, employees and volunteers for Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, CPAs and BLB Insurance Agency served up chicken dinners in the Fredonia Village Square to raise funds for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. 325 chicken dinners prepared by Weidner BBQ, of Eden, raised a total of $1,600 in support of the programs at Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care.

Despite the unsettling weather, 100 additional dinners were sold the day of the event, and still some walk-up customers had to be turned away hungry due to the popularity of the event.

“It was a fun day and I want to thank our employees, volunteers and the many people who supported this wonderful event,” said B&LB Managing Director, Sham Bahgat. “The Village and Police Department were very cooperative and we couldn’t have been successful without their help.”

Many people and organizations make the event successful including S. St. George Contracting, which loaned their traffic cones to help with the flow of traffic allowing buyers to drive-up for their pre-purchased dinners and Ralph and Abbey Jackson donated a tent for the day.

“Thank you so much to the BLB team,” said Shauna Anderson, President & CEO of CHPC. “They are a great team and we greatly appreciate all they do, not just to advance our mission, but for the community as well.”

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide comprehensive palliative care and end of life care and education. For more information, visit www.CHPC.care or call 338-0033.

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