2015-09-04 / State News

Daddy Joe’s hosting Miracle Hill fundraiser

Ledger Staff Writer

Rarely does one receive the opportunity to benefit themselves in addition to enriching the lives of others in a few brief moments.

Specializing in the lifechanging business, Miracle Hill Rescue Mission has learned a lot about people in their moments of sorrow and despair. Providing 44 beds — including 24 for women and children — the local ministry daily does its part to affect and enrich the lives of people going through tough times.

It takes money to provide such services though, and again the nonprofit organization has a willing partner eager to offer assistance.

Miracle Hill Ministries officials will clean tables and wait on hungry local residents Sept. 13 at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ on Floyd Baker Boulevard as part of its annual fundraiser.

“Normally, Daddy Joe’s is closed on Sunday, but (Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ owner) Shag Stepp graciously agreed again this year to help us in this charitable effort by opening his doors on Sunday, Sept. 15, and basically giving us his profits for the day,” said Murl Lehman, director of the Cherokee County Miracle Hill mission. “We appreciate his hospitality and support, and trust that his generosity will be matched by those looking for a place to eat after church on that day.”

A barbecue buffet con sisting of chopped pork barbecue, Calabash chicken, baked beans, hush puppies, French fries, cole slaw and tea await those who attend, in addition to a complimentary dessert with each meal.

Advisory board members, volunteers and personnel at the mission will serve as wait staff for the day, with all tips going toward the work of the local help group. Serving lines will begin at 11 a.m. and end at approximately 1:30 p.m.

All funds raised through the event will be used to provide food, shelter and hope to the more than 250 men, women and children who come to the rescue mission each year, Lehman said. Money brought in through the fundraiser typically cover up to a week’s worth of expenses.

The cost for the Daddy Joe’s lunch is $12 for adults and $6 for children 8 years of age and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door, but the public is encouraged to buy tickets in advance by calling Miracle Hill Rescue Mission at (864) 488- 0376.

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