Mid County Rescue Squad did well with its fried chicken dinner Saturday evening. The volunteers sold 88 dinners at the Squad building near Heathsville, volunteer Valerie Barton said Sunday.
Dinners were created with chicken cooked at Macedonia Baptist Church provided by Garfield Parker, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, potato salad rolls and an array of desserts. The food was prepared and served by squad members.
Barton said the cooks at Macedonia were glad to send the chicken but declined to provide the recipe for its breading. The breasts, legs and thighs were all a golden tan.
Barton noted that the squad has several breakfasts and dinners a year to raise funds for the squad. The dinner Saturday brought in about $1,000 over expenses.
In addition to fundraising, the meals are one of the ways the squad spreads the word that it is involved with the community Barton noted. Other ways include the squad’s always being at the farmers markets held at the Rice’s Hotel/Hughletts Tavern in Heathsville monthly during warm weather.
“We want the community to know we’re here for them,” Barton said.
Barton noted that, like the county’s other two squads, Mid County needs more volunteers.