[photo] The East Contra Costa Historical Society hosts 36th annual Barbecue fundraiser

The East Contra Costa Historical Society drew scores of supporters and volunteers to their 36th annual Barbecue Sunday, Sept. 11 at the group’s museum.

Doreen Forlow, past president of the Society, said Monday that the barbecue at the museum at 3890 Sellers Ave. was “the largest in our history,” with more than 300 dinners served. Featuring local Brentwood corn, tomatoes and other produce from area farms, the dinner featured entertainment by the group Burl Jam as well as an appearance by the Liberty High School Choir.

Mary Black, current Society president, called the event, “a great day and a wonderful opportunity for us to get back together again” after the pandemic shutdowns of the past two years. The annual barbecue transformed into a drive-through food pickup during COVID-19 restrictions. Although the pandemic reduced access to the museum, Black said the group took the opportunity of the downtime to finish some delayed renovations at the site. 

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