(SAVANNAH, GA) “The Great Day of Thanksgiving,” Old Savannah City Mission & Wiley’s BBQ

By October 26, 2008Local NewsWIRE


Join Wiley’s Championship BBQ and friends for owner, Wiley’s birthday, at Whitemarsh Plaza on October 22 from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm.
Wiley’s BBQ has played a key role in Old Savannah City Mission’s annual signature event “The Great Day of Thanksgiving,” scheduled this year for November 22nd in Forsyth Park.  Wiley is requesting no gifts; simply donations being made to OSCM.
He asks that a cash or check donation small or large, be made out to the Old Savannah City Mission or OSCM Great Day.
Over the last three years, Wiley and his wife Janet, have led more than 500 volunteers in feeding more that 3,500 people for OSCM Great Day of Thanksgiving.  This year, they will organize and coordinate the participation of many of Savannah’s finest restaurants and caterers, including Savannah Technical College, The Mansion on Forsyth Park, The Lady & Sons, Savor Savannah Catering, The Chatham Club, Blowing Smoke BBQ and Paul Kennedy Catering.
In November 2007, Georgia and South Carolina BBQ champions Wiley and Janet McCrary placed first in both pork ribs and beef brisket in the by-invitation-only National Barbecue Festival.  Their restaurant theme: “World-class BBQ in your own back yard.
Wiley’s Championship BBQ is located on Whitemarsh Island, 6 miles from Savannah’s downtown Historic District — 4700 U.S. Highway 80 East, Suite N, Whitemarsh Island (at Hwy 80 & Islands Expressway).  For more information, call 912) 201-3259.  The website, www.wileyschampionshipbbq.com is in the works.
Old Savannah City Mission aspires to be “Savannah’s Five Star Gospel Rescue Mission" with high standards, strong boundaries and clear direction.  Its mission is to change lives through proclaiming the Gospel, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, rehabilitating the addict, and restoring the ex-offender.  In 2007 the mission provided 122,074 meals and more than 27,000 shelter beds without one dime of tax payer funds. 

The Mission is a Savannah based non-profit organization, works with a staff of just seven employees; however, there are hundreds of volunteers who deliver services to the community’s most vulnerable and needy citizens in a highly cost effective way.  To learn more, log on to www.oscm.org or call Jim Lewis or Connell Stiles at 912-232-1979.

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