By MORGAN LINN
Capital News Service
LANSING — Is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) trying to regulate one of America’s favorite backyard pastimes? Yes, according to Sens. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair, who cite citing a recent EPA project has them fearing barbecue regulations. Here’s what happened: EPA awarded students at University of California Riverside $15,000 to study ways to reduce barbecue emissions.
This past Friday the Kiwanis (key-wan-is) club of Holt held a chicken barbecue at The First Presbyterian Church of Holt.
“We used to have to cook our own chicken,” Les Turner said a 50-year member of the club. Now the club has a company bring the chicken and cook them for the event. “This is our biggest event of the year,” Eric Grasse the President-elect of the club said. “About two-thirds of our business is through the drive-thru,” Grasse said, “Including Judge Alan a circuit judge.”
The average number for attendance for the past years is around 1,000 but this year the club expects about 750. There thinking is it is probably due to the economy.