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BBQ Celebrates and Benefits Troops

BBQHOLYOKE, Mass. (wggb) — For the last five years The Rockin’ BBQ for the Troops Benefit has been held on Armed Forces Day. The event kicked off today at noon at the American Legion in Holyoke.

All the money raised from the event goes towards buying care packages for local troops who are deployed as well as other local veteran initiatives.

The event boasts live bands, food, raffle prizes, beer a cash bar and more. The cost of attending the event is a $15 dollar donation. Festivities will be continuing until 8 pm tonight.