Co-Founder, Don Vickers, says new food preparation rules and regulations have made the Concord Chicken Pilau fund raiser unfeasible. At the 2007 Concord Pilua, organizers say they fed over 4-thousand people. But more than the food--people will miss the annual gathering.
One resident, Cody Summers, recalling his experience said, "Living out here your whole life, you get to see a whole bunch of your friends, everybody. Everybody from in town, everybody from everywhere comes to it, enjoys it, has a good time."
Don Vickers, who has help organize the Pilau for five decades said, "People come from Texas, people come from North Georgia, Tallahassee, Quincy, everywhere around. We had plenty of people out there always and all the people that participated in that thing was a part of doing it."
In order to feed the crowds at the Concord Pilua, Vickers says volunteers would begin cooking around three in the morning to prepare 3,500 pounds of chicken.