Optimists feed Super Bowl appetites, youth activities with weekend BBQ fundraiser

The Optimist Club of Bellaire is firing up the smokers for its annual Super Bowl barbecue fundraiser at Feld Park, 6406 Avenue B, and customers can still place orders.

Each Super Bowl weekend for 17 years, the service club has cooked more than 150 briskets and 250 racks of ribs plus pork butts over a 48-hour period to raise money for Bellaire youth activities. The funds provide critical support for Little League, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Tents ‘n Town, and other special events such as Holiday in the Park and the Fourth of July Parade and Festival. Club members and supporters camp out in the park starting Friday night under a special permit from City Council in order to stage this, their largest fundraiser.

Orders must be placed in advance at 832-782-7458 and picked up at the park Saturday (Feb. 3) and early Sunday.

Members of the Bellaire Optimist Club supply Super Bowl barbecue and raise funds for youth activities. (File photo)