More than meat at this year’s Barbecue on the River

Thousands of people descend on Paducah’s riverfront each year to chow down on thousands of pounds of barbecue. 

You won’t search long for a unique side item. 

Harold Grief and his crew from Rosary Chapel Catholic Church are frying up veggies. "This is just a little different," Grief said. "And that’s the reason we’re doing it." 

When your sweet tooth comes calling, it’s time for pie. 

"Key lime pie on a stick. It’s frozen," Laura DeHart said. "It’s great on a hot day like today, and it’s is delicious."

That tasty treat will benefit Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

"We love it," DeHart said of Barbecue on the River. "I love to see people and talk to people and people watch. It is so fun."

And finally, you wont find this everywhere. They’re little, hot and ready to eat. 

"We’re doing Metro Mini Donuts," Greg Ferrell said. 

They’re little, but pack lots of flavor. 

"A lot of people just kind of look at it. ‘Oh, doughnuts? I’m here for the BBQ.’ But if you ever taste them, you’ll get addicted to them because they’re really really good," Ferrell said. 

The doughnuts are being sold to help Eastland Baptist Church in Metropolis Illinois cover the costs of programs and mission trips. 

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