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30th Annual Strimbu BBQ Set for May 1

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The 30th Annual Strimbu BBQ is planned for Wednesday, May 1, at the Yankee Lake Ballroom here as part of a fund-raising effort for the Strimbu Memorial Fund. The event is sponsored by First National Bank and Steel Dynamics.

Since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided over $3.5 million to support academic scholarships, local economic development groups, non-profits, and other charitable organizations.

“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. “In addition, when the fund awards scholarships to area students, we are investing in the life of a person — and that is worth millions.”

This year, the fund will award leadership college scholarships at the annual event in the amount of $2,000 apiece to qualified high school seniors in 12 local school districts, with an additional student winning a $10,000 college scholarship awarded.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The food, catered by Jeffrey Chrystal Catering, will be endless and include a multitude of appetizers, plus blackened catfish, ribs, roast leg of domestic lamb, pork loin and more.

Dinner will be served until 9 p.m., then at 9:30 p.m., an offering of wood-fired pizzas will be served until 11 p.m.

Entertainment will feature country-rock star Chris Higbee. His fiddle playing is widely known and has has played alongside music icon Charlie Daniels.

In addition, the night will feature silent and live auctions, with many unique items such as utility vehicles, travel packages, Lake Erie perch fishing trips, sporting event tickets and loges, furniture, dinner packages and assorted jewelry items, just to name a few.

Tickets are $90 and are available online, from any board member or by calling Pam at 330 448 4046, ext.134.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.