Chicken Broil

By dhowell - Posted on 03 January 2008

The most publicized event here is the annual Chicken Broil. It is held the third Thursday in July and the largest Broil in the state. This, the 14th, was the largest. Some 300 men in the area served 10,000 people, July 20. They worked under 28 chairmen.

Co-chairmen are Luther Klager and Rolland Grossman. As in the past, Howard Zindell of the Michigan State Poultry Department supervised the broiling.

The first Manchester Broil was a great success. The profits went to help pay for the athletic field fence. This was put on by the Exchange Club and was the dream of Luther Kiager. The following year the Jaycees offered to help.

The profits from this year's Broil cannot be ascertained at this time. But the total profits from the 13 previous years total $26,750.94. Of this amount $22,108.34 has been spent.

The money earned is always used for youth activities of the Manchester area. Some of the projects which have benefited include the athletic field, equipment for the Township Library, shelter at Carr Park, bleachers for the Little League diamond at Carr Park and at the athletic field.

With a balance of over $4,000 on hand, the Chicken Broil committee has pledged $4,000 for a track at the High School.