It all started years ago as a pie supper until a few dads decided to grill some chicken to go with those pies. Now, in its 56th year, Rock Bridge Elementary's Annual Chicken BBQ is one of Columbia's most successful school fundraisers and a long-standing Columbia tradition. Our BBQ event feeds 2,000 people and nets nearly $20,000.  This income has helped our school provide field trips, new playground equipment, iPads for student use, a new sound system for the gymnasium, technology needs (smart boards, TVs, DVD players, digital cameras), mini grants for special classroom projects, professional development for teachers, and much more!  Thanks to RBE parents, staff, and surrounding community, monies generated from this event support our school all year long! 
We need EVERYONE's help to fill the volunteer shifts.  This is a great event and many hands are
needed to ensure the success.  Thank you for volunteering your time to help our wonderful school.
The 57th Annual RBE Chicken BBQ
Saturday, October 18, 2014
4pm - 8pm
Food - Games - Auctions - Raffles - Hayrides
or see co-chairs:
Christi Farmer & Cindy Hall
Here is how you can help:
Live/Silent Auctions - prior to BBQ:
  • Mailing information and donation letters
  • Organizing incoming information and donations
  • Calling to confirm donations
  • Helping before or on the actual day of the BBQ to set up auctions 

(Any of the above that you would like to volunteer for is greatly appreciated- and it’s completely flexible-you’re not locked into them all-we just need a little assistance to make sure everything runs smoothly.)

BBQ Pit Crew: 
  • Construct pits, set up tarps
  • Burn and clean racks
  • Clean sprayers and utensils
  • Line cans, safety hoses, set-up
  • Chicken prep
  • Cooking and spraying
  • Pulling off chickens
  • Clean up
  • Post-BBQ clean up
Donate Pies!  
We need 300 pies!  They can be homemade or store-bought.  Apple, cherry, or pecan (Health Department regulations prevents the serving of pumpkin or cream pies).  Sign up to bring pie here!
General Shifts on BBQ Day (Oct 18):
  • Art a la Carte
  • Auction-Live
  • Auction-Silent
  • Country Store
  • Drive Thru
  • Games
  • Kitchen
  • Pie Room
  • Table Servers