A Cause for ‘Cue

Barbecue can be a polarizing issue in North Carolina.

While not everyone agrees on the Eastern-versus-Western debate, any pulled pork lover can enjoy a plate dished up to help a good cause. And this weekend, there are two ways to get your grub on.

The Pig Pickin’ in the Park, now in its 26th year, raises funds for the James Atkins Memorial Scholarship and Humanitarian Fund of the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club. It will take place this Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center at Bond Park. Dine in or pick up a plate to go.

Adult tickets are $9, and children’s tickets are $6. The event will also feature a band, children’s activities, and a raffle with $250 cash grand prize. For more information, visit www.cary-kildairerotaryclub.org.

Also on Saturday, from 4-7 p.m., the Read to Succeed BBQ Feed at Raleigh’s Lake Wheeler Conference Center will benefit the Literacy Council of Wake County. WRAL-TV Anchor Debra Morgan will host the event, which will also feature live music by the band Kudzu Ramblers.

A silent auction boasts items like gift certificates, zoo passes, golf passes and other selections. Art and jewelry vendors will also be on hand. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per child 12 and younger. See www.wakeliteracy.org for more information.


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