AGAIN - LARGEST TURNOUT WE'VE EVER HAD!

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of Union County Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers 32nd Annual BBQ -January 19th, 2024.

Crime Stoppers is an non-profit organization of citizens against crime in Union County, NC.  

Did you know….?

The Annual BBQ is the only fund-raiser Union County Crime Stoppers holds each year.  The funds are used to provide cash rewards of up to $5,000 to individuals with information that leads to an arrest of someone responsible for a crime in Union County, North Carolina. The caller may remain anonymous when providing information. Cash rewards have resulted in persons being arrested for some of the most violent crimes in Union County.

Each year...

Union County Crime Stoppers gets excited for its Annual BBQ. The 2024 BBQ was held on Friday, January 19th, 2024. Drive-thru pick-up began at 8:00 am, and dine-in opened at 10:30 am at the Union County Agricultural Center.  Once again, we had an incredible turnout!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Hendrick Chevrolet Cadillac Monroe.  Click here to see all our wonderful sponsors.

The event kicked off with The American Legion Post 535 Honor Guard and Village Green performing.

Invited speakers included: Union County Commissioners: J.R. Rowell, Chairman, Brian Helms, Vice Chair, Melissa Merrell, David Williams, and Richard Helms; Taylor Lord, Miss NC 2024; Eddie Cathey, Union County Sheriff; Trey Robinson, Union County District Attorney; Dan Bishop, US House of Representatives; Todd Johnson, NC State Senator; Wendy Maynard, Clerk of Union County Superior Court; and Erin Hucks, Chief District Court Judge.

A special thank you to the Unionville American Legion Post 535, Post Commander John Brewer, for sponsoring the Honor Guard and Miss Unionville. 

A special thank you to the Union County Pageant Board, for sponsoring Miss Union County.

the 2024 Union County Crime Stoppers Law ​Enforcement Officer of the Year was announced: UCSO Sgt. Tyler Kell. 

Thank you to the numerous volunteers and law enforcement officers who worked tirelessly to ​prepare for this event, to all who helped raise money for the Union County Crime Stoppers' one and only annual fundraiser. Proceeds help provide rewards towards anonymous tips given throughout the year that help to enable law enforcement to solve crimes in Union County.

A special treat again this year was having the WBT Talk Radio booth setup and broadcasting live all day.   

​Special Guests this year included: Miss North Carolina, Taylor Loyd; Miss Union County, Ayden Horne; and Miss Unionville, Ayden Horne.

Thank You to our Volunteers

Union County Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)3 organization operating solely by volunteers. There are no paid employees.

They began days ahead to make sure everything is purchased and set up ready to go the day of the barbeque. They came a day prior to begin preparing and setting up. On the morning of the event they showed up early to get everything ready to go out the door by lunch time. There were also teams of law enforcement officers delivering take-out meals to area businesses who couldn't come it to the Ag Center for lunch.

We couldn't do it without all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event a success! 

All the people who helped prepare fantastic pork and turkey: Rodney Pierce (also made the coleslaw), Robert Bartlett, Don Keziah, Mike Smith, Phil Pressely, Robby Cox, Jack Chavis, Jr., and Skip Jackson.  

The beans were cooked by: Lt. Chandler Cathey, Kris Westover, Patrick Faulkenbury, Ryan Caldwell, and Patrick Porpey.

Event volunteers included: Capt. Dee Allen, Lt. Chris Black, Jonathan Thomas, Chase Altman, Landon Atwell, Kristin Clardy, Wayne Courtney, Martha Hasty, Ann Helms, Harris High, Bobby Kilgore, Parker Mills, Jesus Marban, Elizabeth Starnes, Cynthia Starnes, Doug Straing, Abigal Spencer, Christina Long, Ernie Collins, Mackenzie Moser, Patrick Harrison, Johnny McCracken, Donny Fesperman, Norma McKinney, Joe Reid, Karen Reid, Lanny Caudle, Raymond Jackson, Susan Jackson, David Workman, Clerk of Superior Court Wendy Maynard, Wingate Town Manager Brad Sellers, Channel 46 Savannah Rudicel, and WBTV Charlotte Alex Giles. 

We were also blessed to have volunteers from local businesses and municipalities. 

Allan Baucom Farms: Allan Baucom, Kathy Ferrell, Mark Gardner, Jimmy Brown, and Andrew Tomberlin.
Indian Trail Town Council: Mayor David Cohn, Crystal Bulchaluk, Tom Amburgery, Todd Barber, Dennis Gay, and Abbey Ball.
NC Probation: Chief Dawn Huntley, Keith Rummage, and Josh Sullivan. 
Providence Plumbing: Travis Crater and Ron Tomlinson.
Union Power Cooperative: Jake Thomas, John Huneycutt, Emily Aldridge, Chris Love, and Billy Brantley.

Special thank you to:  Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey and Staff, Marshville PD Chief Matthew Tarlton and Staff, Monroe PD Chief Bryan Gilliard and Staff, Stallings PD Chief Dennis Franks and Staff, Waxhaw PD Chief Dexter Wilson and Staff, and Wingate PD Chief Chad Drye and Staff.  We enjoyed having so many officers helping at the BBQ; from packing to go boxes, delivering plates, serving, cleaning, and even just chatting with attendees. Thank you ALL!

Photos from our event photographer Gary Holland.

Photos from social media - used with permission.