Sheriff Marco Lucero Takes on Fire Officials in Saucy Chicken Cook-Off at 3 p.m. July 4

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LAOG News:

With Police Chief Wayne Torpy on sick leave and staffing issues at the police department, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has accepted the invitation to step in and compete in the “Thrill of the Grill” Chicken Challenge 3-5 p.m. July 4 at Overlook Park.

Sheriff Lucero, assisted by his wife Sandy, will take on Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, assisted by Fire Chief Troy Hughes.  

Fire Chief Troy Hughes

Their culinary skills will be determined by a trio of esteemed judges including County Councilor Kristin Henderson, Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Concert Promoter Russ Gordon.

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market donated the chicken for the “Thrill of the Grill” fundraiser, which benefits Community and Education Programs of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., including the Young Voices Program.

The Los Alamos Opera Guild (LAOG) is sponsoring this event, which will include periodic drawings for prizes along with plenty of good natured competition.

Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider

The community is invited to attend the fun-filled event that will be set up near the bandstand.

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