The smokers are ready, and the BBQ smell will fill the air above Ellis Square on Friday.

The 200 Club’s first ever Red White and Clue Bar-B-Que gives folks a chance to taste “Grand Champion” ribs and pork from six different restaurants, while giving to a great cause, the 200 Club. The Club supports families of fallen police and firefighters.

“Since we’ve begun we’ve helped over 52 families and we have contributed to these families over $1.2 million,” said Mark dana 200 Club President. “This year to date we’ve helped 14 families with over $100,000.”

People will be invited to “donate for a plate” with a $15 minimum suggested donation. Anyone who signs up to be a member of the Two Hundred Club that day will be entitled to a free plate of barbecued pulled pork, spare ribs, coleslaw, baked beans and Texas toast.

Red White and Blue BBQ is in Ellis Square Friday from 11:30am-5pm

If you’d like to taste the BBQ for yourself, the event will be Friday, October 16 from 11:30am to 5pm in Ellis Square.

Businesses and eateries who’ve agreed to generously donate food for the occasion include Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp, Savannah Lodging, G.C. BBQ and Ruby Tuesday. Leopold’s Ice Cream will serve some of their signature frozen desserts. An assortment of drinks – provided by Coca-Cola, Southern Eagle, Service Brewery and United Distributing – will be sold.

Anyone who wants to pre-order a plate can do so by going to Pre-ordered meals will be available for drive-thru pickup between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Ellis Square.

All donations made go right to The 200 Club and the families of fallen heroes.

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A donation to the Two Hundred Club goes directly toward ensuring that families can stay in their homes, maintain a decent standard of living and remain in or enter educational programs following a loss or tragedy. Furthermore, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, so all membership fees and donations to the Two Hundred Club are tax-deductible.