Photos: Cutchogue FD hosts annual chicken barbecue

08/24/2014 9:46 AM |
Smoke envelopes the entire area. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Smoke envelopes the entire area as the chicken is prepared for the Cutchogue Fire Department’s annual barbecue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Cutchogue Fire Department held its 58th annual chicken barbecue on Saturday. 

Throughout the day, the entire downtown area of Cutchogue was filled with the aroma of barbecued chicken.

Organizers sold over 3,000 chicken halves and thousands of ears of corn, they said.

Fifty-two-year veteran of the barbecue John Lademann, left, with State Senator Ken LaValle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Fifty-two-year veteran of the barbecue John Lademann, left, with State Senator Ken LaValle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Telling it like it is. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Telling it like it is. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The men (and woman) who cook the chicken. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The men (and woman) who cook the chicken. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mike Finnigan, left, and Teddy Behr flip the chicken. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mike Finnigan, left, and Teddy Behr flip the chicken. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

 Volunteers (from left) Lauren McCaffery, Jennifer Zuhoski, Patty Burns, Geri Berkoski and Tonya Witczak. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Volunteers (from left) Lauren McCaffery, Jennifer Zuhoski, Patty Burns, Geri Berkoski and Tonya Witczak. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Wearing his traditional chicken hat, Tom Shelby serves Larry and Pat Speciner of Middle Island. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Wearing his traditional chicken hat, Tom Shelby serves Larry and Pat Speciner of Middle Island. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Fresh salad. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Fresh salad. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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