Barbecue June 21 aids Compeer

Compeer of the Mohawk Valley, Inc. will hold a chicken barbecue fund-raiser from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 near the front of St. Joseph­St. Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica.

Take out dinners will include a quarter chicken, salt potatoes, corn on the cob and a buttered roll. The cost is $10. Tickets are available at the Compeer office, 209 Elizabeth St., Utica, or during the event.

Compeer of the Mohawk Valley, Inc. embraces individuals and their families who are living with mental health challenges. Compeer volunteers are asked to spend a minimum of four hours per month with their Compeer friend doing activities that they both enjoy, which can include walking, talking, having a cup of coffee, volunteering, gardening or going to a sporting event. There are about 80 people on the group’s waiting list.