The Shikellamy Braves 50-member marching band’s chicken barbecue will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday to help defray the $75,000 a year it costs to keep the musicians on the field.
Band spokesman Leonard Neidig said pre-orders can be placed by calling (570) 286-9490 and pickup will be at C.W. Rice field in Northumberland and St. Matthews Episcopal Church on Front Street in Sunbury. Prices are $5.50 for halves and $7.50 for dinners.
Neidig said the barbeque’s goal is $2,500 to $4,000 as one of a dozen or so fund-raisers that help the band with a range of expenses throughout the year.