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Nevils Fire Department raising money

Volunteer firefighters selling Boston butts

The mouth-watering smell off Highway 80 East in Statesboro Friday was unmistakable – slow-roasting Boston butts.
    Three giant grills were going full bore most of the day cooking the pork roasts to be sold as a fundraiser for the Nevils-Denmark Fire Department, said Bucky Crockett, a volunteer firefighter with the Nevils unit.
    Crockett said the eight-pound Boston butts were being sold beginning Friday evening and all day Saturday at a cost of $20 per roast.
    "We hope to raise $3,000-$4,000 to help us buy equipment for the department," he said.
    Crockett, who runs a body shop when he's not a volunteer firefighter, said the Nevils unit has a long list of needs, but he said the money from the weekend Boston Butt sale would probably go to purchasing telescopic night lights.    "It gets pretty dark out in the country and these lights would shine right on the fire scene," Crockett said. "It would make it much easier to fight a fire a night."
    Helping Crockett cook the roasts Friday was fellow volunteer firefighter George Masciarelli, who is the pastor at Nevils United Methodist Church.
    Masciarelli kept checking the grills to keep the proper temperature. Crockett said  each Boston butt would be cooked at about 300 degrees for eight hours. He said they expected to cook close to 400 roasts.  
    The Boston butts will be for sale all day today at the Highway 80 site next to the pumpkin stand by the Bypass, and also from a stand behind Lowe's.

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