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By Jan Tucker 

Barbecue event benefits local cancer patients

 

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MEMBERS OF the eighth annual Barbecue Cook-off for Life in Ontonagon present $6,390 to Bev Meagher, president of the Ontonagon County Cancer Association. From left are Daryl Birely, OCCA events coordinator Sheila Hoefferle, Meagher, Griff Roehm, Tom Domitrovich, Steve Preiss and Kenny Waldrop.

ONTONAGON - The eighth annual Barbecue Cook-off for Life added more than $6,000 to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association.

On Wednesday, members of the cook-off staff presented a check for $6,390 to OCCA President Bev Meagher.

Cook-off co-chairman Tom Domitrovich noted that the event was a "big success" and brings the total amount raised by the cook-offs to $46,400. He added that it would not be possible without the many generous people and businesses that "dig deep each year and donate to the kick- off to summer event."

Domitrovich said it's a "compliment to have businesses and individuals actually contact us to donate, ask what they can do to help and who to make the check out to."

He noted that the cook-off is a great event and it runs more smoothly each year.

Meagher added that the OCCA was grateful to all the barbecue teams, organizers and those who came and supported the event. She said the county has seen rising numbers of cancer patients and the cook-off funds help to pay the rising bills of cancer patients.