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St. Paul’s Lutheran host for Cruise ‘n Barbecue April 29

SALISBURY — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s seventh annual Cruise ‘n Barbecue, featuring Port-a-Pit Chicken, classic cars, street rods and motorcycles, will be held April 29.

It will benefit Mike and Becky Sifford, a couple who have done much to help others, particularly cancer patients. Mike led numerous Relay for Life barbecues, and Becky gave support to chemotherapy patients through her previous business, Becky’s Hair Solutions.

Now they need the community’s help after a recent stroke left Mike unable to work.

The Cruise ‘n Barbecue will be held rain or shine at the church, located at 205 St. Paul’s Church Road. More than 160 church volunteers make the annual event happen.

A Poker Cruise will be held from 9-11 a.m. It will include five stops, where participants draw a card that goes toward determining their overall hands. Best and worst poker hands receive prizes.

The cruise is a scenic route through Rowan County. Registration begins at the church at 9 a.m.

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Port-a-Pit Chicken will be sold, and there will be a car show, cruise-in, raffles, door prizes and music.

Judging of the cars will take place from 1-2 p.m., with trophies awarded for first, second and third places.

Participants vote for “Cruiser’s Favorite Awards,” of which 20 will be awarded.

At 3 p.m., the poker run and car show awards will be handed out, plus the raffle drawings will take place.

Participants can pre-register. Details and photos are available at www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue.

Checks should be made payable  to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Men.

Purchase of a $40 “super ticket” before April 27 includes a Poker Cruise entry, car show registration for one vehicle and two barbecue chicken tickets.

Otherwise, barbecue chicken tickets are $9 each; car show, $15 a vehicle; Poker Cruise, $15 a vehicle.

A limited number of event T-shirts will be available at $10 each.



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