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Updike BBQ & Catering, LLC hosted its third annual First Responders’ Family Appreciation Day BBQ at the Arley Barley Barn on Sat., Sept. 24th. We served over 200 meals to police officers, fire fighters, border patrol officers and sheriff’s deputies and their family members. I would like to thank our many sponsors from the Kearney community for their continued support of these people and what they do.

We had approximately 81 total sponsors, (76 from the Kearney business community) and five from the Liberty and KC area.  Sam’s Club, Liberty Hospital (our exclusive hospital sponsor), and Smithfield/Farmland (new this year) were our major sponsors again this year. Three of the four Kearney banks once again stepped up to the plate with no hesitation! Judd Ward with J & M. Displays, once again provided a wonderful fireworks display for the third consecutive year. There were so many other wonderful sponsors that donated money/door prizes, which enabled us to give away nearly 200 door prizes.

Thank you sincerely to each and every one of you that helped us sponsor this event for our First Responders!