The DeKalb Knights of Columbus Council 717 will hold the 38th Annual DeKalb County First Responder Appreciation Pig Roast on Thursday, July 22 at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove Street in DeKalb. Police and fire personnel from each department in DeKalb County will be treated to a complimentary pulled pork dinner as a small gesture to say thank you for all they do in our communities. The public is invited to enjoy dinner and the entertainment as well.
The event has been held every year since 1983, with the exception of last year which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first several hog roasts were held on the Faivre family farm. Eventually the dinner moved to the Knights of Columbus building on Lincoln Highway. This year the event has once again moved, this time to Faranda’s Banquet Center. The new arrangement will allow for better traffic flow and will accommodate a larger number of guests.
Pulled pork dinners with all the fix’ns will be available for pick-up (brought out to your car) or dine-in. Those who dine-in will receive a soft drink and can enjoy live music from local rock band Project Nostalgia followed by well-known Back Country Roads. A full cash bar will be available as well as craft beer from Byers Brewing.
Tickets are on sale now at www.LincolnInnToGo.com and are $15 for the drive-through and $20 for dine-in. This event is expected to sell out so tickets should be purchased soon.
Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Project Nostalgia will take the stage from 5:00-6:30 playing all your classic rock favorites. Back Country Roads will perform the latest top-40 country hits from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Local businesses are encouraged to support the event by purchasing blocks of tickets for employees and attending as a group or purchasing meals for first responders. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. Please send a message through our Facebook page if you would like to donate or purchase group tickets “DeKalb Knights of Columbus 717” or call 815-758-4539 and leave a message.
The 38th Annual DeKalb County First Responder Appreciation Pig Roast is made possible through the generous support of Northwestern Medicine, Pappas Development, Inc., Country Financial Agents Dean Miller & Gavin Wilson, Faranda’s Banquet Center, and Byers Brewing.
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