Why did the chicken cross the road?
So it could be delivered by Saline firefighters to their hungry patrons.
The Saline Area Fire Department will serve around 500 chicken dinners at Summerfest in downtown Saline Saturday. Dinners will be served from noon to 4 p.m.
For those who want to take their chicken dinner to go, the fire department will deliver the dinners to your car door. Simply pull into the Key Bank parking lot beside the old Saline Reporter building and a firefighter will take your order and be back to deliver your food.
“It should work out pretty well,” Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said. “Michigan Avenue is only one lane so it won’t be any trouble cross the road. In fact, I think it will be even closer than it used to be.”
In the past, pickups were in front of the empty lot at 147 W. Michigan Ave.
The dinners are $9. They include a half chicken, baked beans, a dinner roll, coleslaw and a bag of chips.
Proceeds from the dinner will help the fire department purchase new helmet-mounded thermal imaging cameras.