Cornwall Fire Department to Hold Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que

The Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite all Cornwall townspeople to our chicken barbeque on Sunday, August 9th from noon until 2pm (or until we run out of chicken.) Like almost everything these days, we’ve had to rethink how to make this work. This year we’ll be serving up our chicken as a drive-thru pickup or by delivery. While we’ll miss seeing familiar faces gather around the long tables at our station, we’re looking forward to greeting everyone as they stop by to pick up instead.

To help with traffic management we’ll be doing the drive-thru at the Cornwall School parking lot rather than at our station. We are requesting a pay-what-you-can donation this year. A department member will take your cash or cheque made out to Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department (we won’t have change available) and then direct your car to a line where you can order and receive your chicken dinners (including baked beans, salad, a roll and a cookie) or plain half chickens. We will have bottled water available on request.

While we won’t have tables set up, there will be limited parking at the school for those who would like to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to eat on the school grounds (note that there will be no access to the building or restrooms however.) We ask that people observe physical distancing recommendations if eating at the school.

We are also offering a pre-order delivery option for Cornwall residents who are unable or uncomfortable to pick up at the school. For this option we are asking that folks place orders by Sunday, August 2nd. Email the number of dinners and/or plain half chickens you want, along with your street address and a contact phone number to Raph Worrick at, or you can call your order in to 989-2568 (leave a message if no reply and we’ll get back to you.) No advance payment is needed, you may make a donation when delivery is made. We will do our best to make all deliveries between noon and 1pm on the 9th.

We look forward to seeing our friends and family from the community!

With thanks,