Medina Lions Club’s chicken barbecue a hot-seller
MEDINA – Medina Lions Community Yard Sale and Chicken Barbecue have been a tradition in Medina for several years, but because of the pandemic they were unable to have it this year. So when the village announced a Downtown Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, the Lions decided to take advantage of the situation and have a chicken barbecue.
They arranged with the Senior Center to use their building to set up, and Chiavetta’s set up their grills across the tracks.
The dinner was a resounding success.
The Lions had originally planned to order 450 halves of chicken, but when they sold 400 presale, they decided they better up their number. They ended up having 620 halves cooked and they sold all but 30.
Tim Fuller and Mike Hoch, who work for Chiavetta’s in Brant, arrived at 6:15 to get ready to cook. They said in spite of the pandemic, they have been busier than usual. Because a chicken barbecue lends itself very well for takeouts or drive-thru, everyone wants to have a chicken barbecue. Hoch said they are even getting calls for weddings and are so busy they are booked solid.