28th Strimbu Bar-B-Que to Benefit Memorial Fund

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The 28th Annual Strimbu Bar-B-Que will be May 3 at the Yankee Lake Ballroom here, as part of a fund raising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by First National Bank.

“The Strimbu Memorial Fund was created to perpetuate the work of the late Nick Strimbu Jr., who had a passion for leading individuals and economic development agencies in order to attract, assist and retain the industrial base of the valley,” said Jim Grasso, board president.

Since 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided over $3 million in support of academic scholarships, local economic development and charitable organizations. Last December, the fund awarded grant allocations totaling nearly $110,500.

This year, the fund will award leadership scholarships of $2,000 each to qualified high school seniors in 14 local school districts, with an additional $10,000 awarded to one student.

“When the Strimbu Memorial Fund awards scholarships to area students, we are investing in the life of a person — and that is worth millions,” said Grasso.

The food, catered by Jeffrey Chrystal Catering, will be reminiscent of a full-scale Texas barbeque with appetizers, blackened catfish, barbecued ribs, cherry wood fire chicken, smoked turkey breast, pork loin and more.

Dinner will be served until 9 p.m. Then wood-fired pizzas will be served until 11 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by Southern Detour, a country-rock band.

The event features silent and live auctions. Items up for bid include utility vehicles, travel packages, Lake Erie walleye fishing trips, sporting event tickets and loges, furniture, dinner packages and assorted jewelry items.

Tickets are $90 and are available online at StrimbuMemorialFund.org.

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