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Frontier Town to host fundraiser for Buffalo Chip Saloon employees

Packers fans inside the Buffalo Chip Saloon during the Super Bowl in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Susan Kern-Fleischer)

After the devastating Thanksgiving fire than burned down the iconic Buffalo Chip Saloon, its neighbors are organizing a fundraiser for the restaurant’s now out-of-work employees.

Just down the street, the owners of Frontier Town are planning a BBQ fundraiser on Dec. 16. The event will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with free admission and parking. There will be live music, a silent auction, book signing and barbecue.

All proceeds organized by the non-profit The Scott Foundation will be donated to a Parkway Bank account dedicated to helping Buffalo Chip employees.

Our goal is to help the more than 100 employees of The Buffalo Chip who just lost their income for weeks to come. Many of them have families to support, which makes it even more difficult during the holidays,” said Marc Peagler, owner of Frontier Town, in a statement.

The pastor of the Church at the Chip, Steve Gilbertson, will also be on hand organizing a toy drive with members of Cave Creek Pro Rodeo. Another toy drive is being sponsored by Rural/Metro.

Representatives from the Foothills Food Bank will also be at the fundraiser accepting donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene and tolietries items and paper goods for employees that need assistance.

For more information about the toys suggested for donations or to volunteer call 480-488-3317 or visit www.frontiertownaz.com.

 

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