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It’s almost time for one of Iredell County’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions, all to benefit emergency personnel on a day they’re spending apart from family.

The Iredell County Fraternal Order of Police and Cooking for Christ will team-up once again to cook and sell their famous Boston Butts. “We will begin cooking on Tuesday, Nov. 24,” said Iredell FOP President Rodney James. “We plan on cooking approximately 250 Butts this year alone.”

Donations of $35 each or $100 for three Butts is suggested. “They’re delicious,” James said. “We have multiple people on the list already for this year.”

Donations raised will feed every law enforcement officer, firefighter, EMT/paramedic and ECOM dispatcher who must work on Thanksgiving. The FOP provides a full meal, including turkey, potatoes, corn, mac-n-cheese, green beans, yeast rolls and – of course – pumpkin pie.

“In addition to feeding our local heroes, we will feed families that are less fortunate,” James said, adding that up to 40 families will be served this year.

“We also provide several meals to My Sister’s House, the county’s shelter for abused women and children,” he said. If donations allow, the FOP will also donate meals to Fifth Street Ministries’ homeless shelter.

“Every year, this is one of our most successful fundraisers, and I have no doubt this year will be the same,” James said. “In years past, we’ve had many gracious people donate $100, keeping just one Boston Butt for themselves. They choose to donate the others to our local shelters or to people who are less fortunate.”

Butts can be picked up starting this Tuesday, Nov. 24th, at 9am.

For more information, contact Rodney James at 980-759-5060 or president@ncfop10.com.

Thomas James Gallo, 56, of Mooresville, passed away on Saturday, October 31st, 2020.

Born January 15, 1964, in Hempstead, NY, he was the son of the late Onofrio and Rose Oddo Gallo. Mr. Gallo was a retired Detective for the New York Police Department after 25 years of service. He was a First Responder to the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 and worked that site for many months. He died a hero, having suffered complications from working at that site.

Mr. Gallo loved spending time with his family. He was very involved with the Fraternal Order of Police and served on their board. He was very dedicated to community service and supportive of local law enforcement.

Always honored. Never forgotten.

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Concealed Carry Weapons Class

Firearms Range, 365 Dover Rd.
Statesville, NC 28677 United States
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NCFOP Lodge 10 will be holding a Concealed Carry Weapons class for all that are interested. The class will be Saturday January 16th at 8 am at the lodge. Please contact: Rodney James President@NCFOP10.com 704-397-7562  

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Lodge and Range Address
366 Dover Rd.
Statesville, NC 28677


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Statesville, NC 28687