by David Herman
Kemptville Christian Reformed Church was the scene last Saturday of the 5th annual Albert Dyks memorial Chicken Bar-B-Que. This year the proceeds from the event were equally divided between the Kemptville Youth Centre and Youth initiatives at KCRC. This was really a North Grenville event, with support from throughout the community. Ina Dyks was joined in serving the delicious half-chicken dinners by her daughter Lisa and her husband Rob Jahncke, daughter Patty Wijsman, and son Derrick. Albert and Ina owned and operated Alberts Meats for years, and they were both involved in volunteering for many causes in our community.
Along with the chicken was fresh potato salad, a buttered roll, home-made beans, coleslaw and cake. Most people asked for a container to take home what they were unable to eat at that meal. The chickens were cut in half for cooking by Albert’s Meats, and the rolls were donated by Grahames Bakery. Rob and Lisa traveled from Nova Scotia, and Patty traveled from the Windsor area to support their mother and the memory of their father Albert.
Members of the church community baked the cakes, beans, and made the coleslaw and potato salad. We also had our Mayor, Nancy Peckford, and one of her sons there to enjoy the meal and support the youth of North Grenville.
In excess of 228 meals were served and a profit of not quite $3,000 to support youth in North Grenville was raised.