ROCKINGHAM — Marshall Berry and Pat Britt, co-owners of Pat’s Kitchen, will hold another of their famous fundraisers Saturday for the Humane Society of Richmond County.
Although this could potentially the last event before Pat’s closes for good in September, Berry said he wants to go out with a bang.
The plate sale of barbecue or fried chicken will run from noon to 5 p.m. with plates costing $7 a piece. In the meantime, gospel and country music entertainment will be provided beginning at 11 a.m. and run all afternoon.
Betty Brigman, who is organizing the musical acts, said the Cameronian Quartet, Linda and Stan Jacobs, the Bryants, Vickie Daniel, Heavenly Accord and Donna Maggard will all perform throughout the day.
There will also be a live auction that will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday while a silent auction will actually start on Friday and run over into Saturday’s festivities. Berry said there will miscellaneous items up for bids such as furniture items, a Yeti cooler and a Char-Broil oil-less turkey fryer.
Pat’s Kitchen has been known for its generosity in helping with fundraisers perhaps more than its buffet. In the past, the restaurant has held numerous events, including assisting in raising $10,000 in May for Place of Grace Rescue Mission after raising a similar amount in 2015. They also aided with Kayaking for Kathy, an event in September of last year that helped Kathy Carpenter who had been diagnosed with throat cancer.
In June of last year they held a fundraiser for Jordan Wood — a then-8-year-old boy who had life-threatening gastrointestinal trouble — in order to help pay the family’s medical bills.
They’ve also supported other local businesses like Daniel Webb’s Paint-n-Somethin’ by helping to host a few of his classes.
Five or more plates of Pat’s Kitchen’s barbecue or fried chicken plates can be delivered on Saturday by calling the restaurant at 910-895-0683 or Berry at 910-331-4204.
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