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Queen of Heaven holds chicken barbecue drive-through

The fundraiser was held in place of the popular carnival, which usually takes place this time of year. Organizers say they sold about 700 meals.

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — A chicken barbecue drive-through at Queen of Heaven was held Sunday to raise money for the church and school in West Seneca. 

The fundraiser was held in place of the popular carnival, which usually takes place this time of year. Organizers said that last year, attendance was estimated at 100,000 people during the course of the carnival. 

It was officially canceled on May 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For $12, you get half a barbecue chicken and a whole bunch of sides, and in the end, organizers say they sold about 700 meals on Sunday.

"Following the overwhelming concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus,  and the resultant government mandates, we believe this to be the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation," organizers said in a statement in May.

"We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event. But we know it's the right decision based on the information we have today."

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