Even better? When they finished cooking there, the team packed up their trailer and cruised over to the beach with County Commissioner Robert Bender to feed Pensacola Beach’s west end subdivisions, which were hit hard by Thursday’s storm — now classified as an EF-2 Tornado.
Approximately 150 participated and attended the ECFR Awards Ceremony held at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and afterwards were treated in the parking lot with 14 hour smoked BBQ pulled pork sandwiches with southern slaw and Korean style BBQ chicken Bahn Mi sandwiches. Apparently the latter, ‘brought the heat,’ and these guys and gals know heat!
“Getting to serve the brave men and women who serve our community every day is truly an honor. Overall, it was an awesome day!” Said Doug Jolly, Pensacola Eggfest Team.
One thing we know about this team is that they always cook extra and they will never let any food go to waste. So with that, there was only one thing left to do — feed more people!
County Commissioner Robert Bender lead the team and their BBQ over both bridges to the west end of Pensacola Beach. Upon arriving they were able to feed clean up volunteers from Momentum Church, homeowners, as well as Pensacola Beach Station 13 firefighters.
”You know when you are digging out and digging through what’s left of your home, you really don’t think about eating or cooking something. Thank you all so much!” — Homeowner, Pensacola Beach.
It’s stories like these that make our community stronger, our hearts fuller and our mouths water.
“It was an honor to be able to cook for some petty good cooks at the fire station and then feed their families on a day when they are being honored for their sacrifices,” said Jerold Hall, Pensacola Eggfest Team. “And to back that up with serving volunteers who are helping strangers and homeowners who lost so much, the first responders on the beach and the workers helping people to rebuild their lives back…pretty cool day.”