PHOTOS: The Riverhead Elks Lodge’s annual BBQ

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Lewis Welsh of the Riverhead Elks Lodge in front of the grill at the lodge’s annual barbeque fundraiser.

The Riverhead Elks Lodge held its annual barbecue fundraiser Sunday where hundreds of people enjoyed chicken, lobster and all the fixings.

Event organizer Lewis Welsh said 200 people purchased tickets for the dinner, which started at 3 p.m. and was held at the lodge located on East Main Street in Riverhead.

Hundreds of chickens and lobsters were prepared along with shrimp cocktail, potato salad and baked beans. The $40 per person dinner also included free beer, wine, soda and water.

And there were raffles to win summer-essential prizes, including chairs, a grill and beach towels.

Mr. Welsh said proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We’ve been doing this for about 20 to 25 years and we usually sell out of everything,” Mr. Welsh said. “It’s an important tradition here and goes toward a very good cause.”

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