NORTH PLATTE Neb.– Young and old found something to enjoy Sunday at the 60th annual St. Patrick Church barbecue. Started in 1952, the barbecue has been a consistently viable fundraising option for the Church.
The late-summer event has become one of North Platte’s signature events with proceeds going, in part, to help pay expenses at St. Patrick Middle-High School and McDaid Elementary. In fact, that is how the event started. As a way to pay for the then “new” St. Patrick School which has been erected in the late 1940’s at the present location on south Silber Avenue.
Those attending this year’s event enjoyed a beef barbecue dinner, with dessert. Youngster enjoyed the dunk tank, games, cake walk and a silent auction.