The WBKR St. Jude Radiothon is coming up Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th and you know what that means!!  Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team will be out at Shoe Stop cooking up Boston butts, ribs, chickens, fish, plate lunches and more.  Last year the team made $53,000 in two days and this year, they're loading up the smoker to make even more.

Our friends at Owensboro Living featured Jerry and the team in the February/March issue.  And Melody Wallace, in interviewing Jerry and writing the article, decided to break down the numbers . . . to illustrate just how much food this team serves and how much money they make doing it.

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Here's the Angels for Ashley St. Jude Cookout by the numbers . . .

865 Boston butts

500 racks of ribs

500 whole chickens

140 pounds of fish

150 gallons of dip

60 gallons of baked beans

50 hours of cooking time

And, Vickie Morris, Jerry's wife knows the importance of volunteers . . . and lots of 'em.  She has already been rallying the troops on Facebook.

"February 16 and 17 is our annual cook off for St Jude. The Angels for Ashley team up with WBKR to raise money for a wonderful cause. If you or someone you know can help us, we will be in front of Shoe Stop. We need all kinds of help- from serving to cooking to running errands to sacking to wrapping. Everyone is welcome! It is a great time and a lot of work but so worth it. Let me know if you're interested in helping. They will start cooking at our house on Wednesday night and cookers will not quit until Friday late."

And this year's prices are set.  Boston butts will be $35.  Full racks of ribs will be $25.  And chickens will be $10.  Plate lunches are available as well for donations.  Plus, the Angels for Ashley team will deliver if you have orders of 20 or more plate lunches!  And, for the third year in a row, our friends at Norman McDonald's in  Philpot will be serving up BBQ for our friends on the east side of town!

All proceeds, of course, benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.