UNION COUNTY, NC – The 29th Annual Union County Crime Stoppers BBQ will be held on January 15, 2021. This year’s event will be held as usual at the Union County Agricultural & Conference Center (3230-D Presson Rd, Monroe, NC 28112) from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm (or until they run out of BBQ); however, it will definitely look a little different from last year’s event. This year’s fundraiser will be a delivery/pick-up event as opposed to a sit-down meal, but the food will be just as delicious as always since it is prepared by Ray Cook and his sons from Cook Farms. Featuring pork or turkey BBQ served with baked beans and coleslaw for $10 a plate, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Union County Crime Stoppers. If you or your business order 10 or more plates, you’ll have your food delivered for free thanks to the Union County Sherriff’s office!
In years past, this event has featured live singers and bands, a presentation of Officer of the Year, and an homage to veterans. In the future, they plan to return to that schedule, but in the meantime, they are working hard to raise money and keep people safe. Dylan Hale, Vice-President of Union County Crime Stoppers, explained what it takes to get the event running. “We generally have anywhere from 30 – 50 volunteers on the day of the event,” says Hale. “We appreciate the support that the community has given us this year. It’s been a hard year. Charitable giving was expected to go down but it has been consistent with previous years. People want to help, and it has been wonderful. We really want to thank the community for continuing to support our organization and cause.” In 2020, UC Crime Stoppers paid out $4,200 in rewards for anonymous tips that assist officers in making an arrest.
According to https://www.uccrimestoppers.com, “Union County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization led by citizens against crime. Citizens may be rewarded up to $5,000 cash reward when providing anonymous tips or useful information that helps leads to a felony arrest of a criminal or fugitive. Crime Stoppers is based on the principle that someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime. This organization was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information: fear of reprisal, the attitude of apathy, and reluctance to get involved.”
You can learn more about Union County Crime Stoppers at https://www.uccrimestoppers.com or report a tip at (704) 283-5600. If you would like to support the Union County Crime Stoppers and eat some delicious BBQ, please call Dylan Hale at (980) 266-1885 to order your tickets or delivery today!