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Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 8:55 a.m.

Images from the 60th Manchester Chicken Broil

By Courtney Sacco

Every year on a Thursday in mid-July, the village of Manchester becomes Chicken Central with the return of the Manchester Chicken Broil.

Volunteers serve up an estimated 12,000 dinners featuring half-chickens and coleslaw made from a secret recipe. The event has become a well-established tradition, and this year marked its 60th occurrence.

Photographer Courtney Sacco captured these photos.


Great Lakes Lady

Sat, Jul 20, 2013 : 1:32 p.m.

Great pictures!!!


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 8:05 p.m.

I doff my sweaty hat to all the volunteers that made this day possible, someday I'm going to find my way down there! thatsalottachicken!


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 3:20 p.m.

Those guys deserve real kudos for doing this at the hottest time of the year every year. My uncle owned the tiny gas station as you drove north out of town. We would always have a family reunion at their house there when the chicken broil happened. Fond memories of the tiny station. He had an old chest cooler where the pop was ice cold.


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 9 p.m.

No problem WalkingJoe, I've done it myself before by accident.


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 3:46 p.m.

Sorry justcurious, that's my down vote. Went to vote you up and just as I clicked the mouse my hand slipped. Hope you forgive me, must be old age.


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 1:45 p.m.

Best chicken ever!! Kudos to all the volunteers for their hard work on a blistering day!!


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 1:21 p.m.

Why no pics of the Manchester Panther?

Bob Needham

Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 8:33 p.m.


Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 8:03 p.m.

maybe because they had the Manchester Panther Broil......;)