Barbecue, baseball, softball and community camaraderie -- life is good.
The essentials for an afternoon of all-around fun and enjoyment will all come together from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., May 2, on the Payson High School softball and baseball fields.
The lip-smacking barbecued meal will be served up by Chef Albert Hunt who has been preparing his renowned deep pit-cooked beef for years. Along with a plateful of beef will be home-cooked beans and beverages.
Tickets for the meal, priced at $5, may be purchased from any softball or baseball player.
The benefit is sponsored by Roy Haught, who also donated the beef for the barbecue. All proceeds will benefit the PHS baseball and softball teams.
In addition to the dinner, sports fans can hang around and enjoy both junior varsity and varsity baseball/softball action.
The junior varsity teams play host to the Show Low Cougars at 4 p.m.
At 7 p.m., the varsity squads take on the cats in what will be crucial East region encounters that could have a bearing on the regional finishes and the resulting seeds to the state tournament.
The best advice from Lady Longhorn scorekeeper Charlene Hunt, who helped organize the benefit, is come early, bring a lawn chair and sweat shirt.
For more information, call Will Dunman (978-2655), Ted Pettet (978-4189) or Charlene Hunt at (978-3221).