|Annual chicken BBQ in Cotati set for Sunday
The Cotati Historical Society and Museum will host the sixth annual Old-fashioned Chicken BBQ and museum open house Sunday, April 13 from noon-4 p.m. in the Ray Miller Community Center.
The menu includes the famous barbecued chicken by Ed Gilardi, a trustee on the Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District board, beans, coleslaw, a role and beverages. Also, there will be home-baked desserts, beer and wine for sale.
John Allred will serve as master of ceremonies.
The winner of the Thomas Page/Cotati Historical Society’s fourth-grade essay contest will be announced. Live music will be performed by the Moonglow Duo, featuring violinist Candace English and guitarist Steve dell Maggiora.
Also, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Silent auction items include framed photographs from Cotati’s history, gift baskets, gift certificates, books, videos and handcrafted jewelry and art.
Tickets are currently available at the Cotati Chamber of Commerce office (216 E. School St. in Cotati), the Cotati branch of Exchange Bank (8220 Old Redwood Hwy.) from members of the Cotati Historical Society or by calling (707) 795-5510. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Anyone interested in donating to the silent auction can call 795-5510. All proceeds benefit the Cotati Historical Society & Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2007 and dedicated to “preserving Cotati's past.”