The WBKR/Window World St. Jude Radiothon has dealt with curveballs in the past and came through with flying colors.

In 2015, we had something like a foot of snow on the ground, if I'm not mistaken, for our radiothon which raises lots of money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. And you guys still came through like champs with the donations.

But the 2022 curveball is a curveball's curveball. Snow is one thing; ice is quite another. As I write this, an ice storm warning has been issued for the tri-state. Consequently, the Angels for Ashley Cookout for St. Jude has been altered. While there will be no cookout on the Thursday half of the radiothon, the cookout is ALL SYSTEMS GO for Friday at Shoe Stop in Wesleyan Park Plaza. And the cooking has begun in Whitesville.

Doodle Morris
Doodle Morris
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Doodle Morris
Doodle Morris
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With that in mind, here are some pro tips for purchasing meat from Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team:

FIRST, THE PRICES

Boston Butts are $35; chickens are $12; ribs are to be determined. As always, certain items are subject to availability, depending on the time of day.

NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS

Please bring cash or a check (made out to Angels for Ashley) to purchase your meat; the cooking team will not have a card machine available.

IF POSSIBLE, DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE

This can be a sticky issue with some, I realize, but as I mentioned above, availability is sometimes an issue in the waning hours of the cookout. Of course, a lot depends on what the roads are going to be like.

'FRIENDS OF JERRY'

It is not uncommon at all for Jerry Morris to ask certain of those who come by Shoe Stop to purchase meat to become a "Friend of Jerry." That means he will ask you for a $100 donation to St. Jude. He's been doing it for years.

THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE (SPECIFICALLY, THE SUPER BOWL)

Typically, when we have the Angels for Ashley Cookout for St. Jude, it's at the beginning of Super Bowl Weekend, but this year the Big Game was pushed back. But we're still encouraging you to snag at least one Boston butt and freeze it until the big day. Vickie Morris tells me that the ribs and chickens don't freeze well.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE

On Wednesday, we had 'em lined up halfway around Wesleyan Park Plaza. There will be guides to tell you how far to pull up. Someone will take your order at our car window, take your money, and deliver the goods. Curbside service at its finest.

NO PLATE LUNCHES

The cookout did away with plate lunches in 2021 because of COVID-19, but Jerry learned from that experience that he could sell MORE meat and raise more money for St. Jude WITHOUT the plate lunches. Hey, the butts, chicken, and ribs are no less amazing.

 

I think that about covers it. We'll see you at Shoe Stop in Wesleyan Park Plaza Friday for the big Angels for Ashley St. Jude Cookout.

EDITOR'S NOTE: To become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope, it's $19 per month on a credit or debit card. The number to call is 1-800-201-8883. And when you become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope, you'll receive a new St. Jude t-shirt.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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The ABC's of Cancer Created By St. Jude Patients

The ABCs of Cancer is one of the most amazing parts of the hospital. It is a wall solely made up of the 26 letters of the alphabet and designed by patients at St. Jude.

Country Stars Wear "Love Music Stop Cancer" Shirts for St. Jude

The WBKR/Window World St. Jude Radiothon is February 3rd and 4th and we're encouraging YOU to become a St. Jude Partner in Hope for just $19 per month. If you do, you'll receive the brand new Love Music Stop Cancer t-shirt. Here's a look at some of your favorite country stars wearing the shirt to show their support for the patients at St. Jude.

Country Artists at St. Jude Through the Years: