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Que for the Troops Event Nets $65K for Liberty USO

Falls Township Supervisor Vice Chairman Jeffry Dence promised that the fifth annual Que for the Troops BBQ competition and family festival would be the biggest and best ever. He delivered on that promise.

The annual event, which was held the first weekend in June at Falls Township Community Park, raised more than $15,000 for Liberty USO this year alone. Since its inception, Falls Township has raised $59,790.65 for the nonprofit organization, which services active duty, National Guard and reserve military personnel and their families in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. With funds streaming in this year from Bucks County, the Falls Soccer Club, A. Brooks Construction, as well as many other generous sponsors, the total amount raised year to date has grown to $65,108.90.

During a recent Falls Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Liberty USO volunteer John Kerner was presented with a $10,000 check from Falls Township, $300 from Falls Soccer Club, $2,000 from the Bucks County Commissioners and $3,048.25 from A. Brooks Construction.

 Que for the Troops

“Everybody in this township should be very, very proud,” Liberty USO volunteer John Kerner told the Board of Supervisors.

Thousands took to our Falls Township Community Park during the two-day competition, which boasted 50 BBQ teams from all over the East Coast. When the event began in 2011, 12 teams competed, according to Dence, who helped to organize the event, along with the Parks and Recreation department and township staff from various departments.

Organizers are already looking forward to the 2016 Que for the Troops event, which will be bigger, better and host even more BBQ contenders.

Stay tuned for more details or visit http://www.queforthetroops.com/ for more information.

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