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  • Paul Cooley


Fans of the Gerry Fire Department’s famous beef barbeque dinners will have an early chance to enjoy the meal that has helped to make the Gerry Rodeo famous for 71 years as head chef Bruce Gustafson and his wife Paula will be heading up the crew of volunteers to offer the dinners on Saturday, June 20th, the day before Father’s Day.

Serving will be in the rodeo dining hall beginning at 4:00 P.M. and will continue until sold out. The meal will be the traditional rodeo dinner consisting of beef cooked outdoors over wood fires and complimented by the secret recipe barbeque sauce, kettle browned potatoes with gravy, corn, tossed salad, cottage cheese, a roll, ice cream and a drink. The adult price is $12 with children 3-12 eating for $7. Take-outs are also available.

Gustafson, who also serves as the president of the fire department, says taking fathers out for one of the most unique dinners in the area is a great way to honor them. All proceeds from this event benefit the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department in their efforts to provide fire and emergency coverage to the area.

The dinners will be available again for four nights during the 71st annual PRCA rodeo from August 5-8.  Rodeo information is available at the website or by phone at (716) 985-4847 or toll free at 1-888-985-4847.

Photo: Gerry Fire Department president Bruce Gustafson and his wife Paula check out the barbeque pits in preparation for the special Father’s Day weekend dinners at the rodeo grounds.

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