The Rotary Club of Waukee is hosting a different event for its annual fundraiser this year - the Bar-B-Kee Bash.
In past year, the club has raised money through auctions. But, due to a change in venue and wanting to change things up, the club decided to plan a whole new event.
“The committee kind of got together and started brainstorming about if we wanted to keep going with an auction,” Rotary Club co-chair Devon Murphy-Petersen said. “And (one of the members) is a big barbeque guy, a big smoker. … And he said ‘What if we have a barbeque.’”
The Bar-B-Kee Bash will be from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Centennial Park in Waukee. Attendees can sample meat from the official barbeque competition that will be taking place earlier in the day. Food trucks will also be available, including pizza, ice cream, Mediterranean food and American food trucks. Drink venders will also at the event.
“We’ve been working on this (event) for 18 months. And we just kept talking about what would bring people in - food and music,” Murphy-Petersen said.
The Pork Tornadoes will perform at the park starting at 7 p.m. The band is a cover band from Iowa. Members of the band are Mason Greve, Cory Talbot, Mike Schulte and Jerry Lorenson.
The Bar-B-Kee is family friendly. There will be inflatables and obstacle courses for children to play on.
“We want everybody to come. … It should be a good time had by all,” Murphy-Petersen said.
All proceeds from the event will go to The Rotary Club or Waukee and Major’s Army to fight Cystic Fibrosis.
Tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Kids under the age of 10 will get in for free.