The ribs went fast on Friday afternoon as neighbors came in droves to pick up some Fat Boy BBQ and support Slinger volunteer firefighter Tim Roskopf.
“We opened at 11 a.m. and we had people immediately,” said Steve Wegner. “By 4:10 p.m. we had a line of people 25 deep.”
Cars were parked around the block and both Wegner and Roskopf, 49, said the turnout was amazing.
“I can’t believe the way the community pulls together,” Roskopf said.
Although Wegner ran out of food before 5 p.m. he said folks from the community were still giving donations and placing orders for Saturday.
“I already have another 50 racks of ribs ordered for Saturday,” said Wegner.
Prepping for Friday’s event took Wegner about six hours to smoke 230 racks of ribs … the first night he worked from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
“This makes me feel great,” he said.
Firefighters from a number of area departments turned out to show their support including Thiensville, Allenton, West Bend, Hartford, Slinger, Jackson, Richfield, and St. Lawrence.
There will be another fundraiser for Roskopf at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Sept. 25.