More than 2,200 people ate, drank and were merry as Windsor unofficially kicked off the summer season during the Windsor All-Town Barbecue on June 5 at Boardwalk Park in downtown Windsor.
Sponsored by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Town of Windsor each year, the barbecue also kicks off the town’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series which featured the Motown sounds of Soul School.
Connie Rutz of the Windsor Chamber said the barbecue, which was free to the public, went off without a hitch.
“This was the smoothest one we ever had. We had four lines going, and we got a (food) warmer,” Rutz said. “We had a committee this year, and Mike Brady from Pelican Jo’s (Pizzeria) went and suggested having this warmer. We could fix everything ahead of time, and keep everything warm enough. It just worked out perfect. It was just smooth as a whistle.”
Rutz said 1,300 hamburgers and 1,000 hot dogs were served during the two-hour barbecue in the packed park. Chips, Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies, soda and water were also part of the meal.
Rutz said King Soopers and Empire Foods gave the chamber the hot dogs this year,
Rutz said they rented the tables and grills from Arapahoe Rental in Windsor.
“They could not have been nicer,” Rutz said.
Rutz said the All-Town Barbecue has been going on for at least 15 years.