For more than 40 years, “The Sauceman,” Duane “Speed” Herrig, has been the man behind a BBQ empire, Cookies. The colorfully cheery Herrig believes in giving back to others, saying you have to pay the rent for the space we occupy while we are here. He has lived this motto for years and is leading an event to help feed some of the March flood victims in southwest Iowa. Next Tuesday, April 23, the company’s Rib Wagon will be traveling to Glenwood, to a vacant facility where many of the displaced residents are staying.
Herrig says he doubts if the people are going hungry, but they hope to provide moral support more than anything else. He says he can’t even wrap his head around the extent of damage these people are facing.
Four team members will be traveling to Glenwood with Herrig, who says he really does enjoy the opportunities to help others.
They will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday. The Rib Wagon will be back in Carroll for the New Hope fundraiser in early May. Carroll Broadcasting will bring you more on that event as details become available.