At The Depot in Alpena on Friday evening, the final Barley, BBQ & Beats event was held. People showed up to enjoy good barbecue and drinks, as well as live music. It was all in support of Hospice of Michigan.
“It’s meant to just be a fun way for the community to come out and support Hospice of Michigan, and all of the funds we raise tonight help our open access program, which means we never turn anyone away who needs and seeks hospice care,” said senior vice president of Hospice of Michigan, Marcie Hillary.
There were over 450 tickets sold for the event, as people throughout northeast Michigan and some throughout the state showed up to support the organization.
There were also several community sponsors and organizations present, as donations were plentiful.
“There’s a whole team of local sponsors, businesses and individuals who came out, but then there are also some sponsors that live and work throughout the entire state, and they also supported this, so it’s a really nice blend,” said Hillary.
Hospice care is important to the northeast Michigan community, and it was evident tonight. Hospice of Michigan could feel the support.
“This is really mostly the Alpena community, they came out, we sold out the event two weeks ago, there are over 450 people here, and that just tells us that this community really loves and supports our hospice program,” said Hillary.
The Barley, BBQ & Beats event ran until 10pm on Friday night.