The Biggar RCMP are coming off a great community event on Friday. 

Biggar detachment commander SGT. Dereck Crozier says it was way more than they could have ever hoped for.

"Come noon, we were quite surprised!" laughed Crozier, "We had a lineup quite deep, that we couldn't see the end of for a while."

Members served approximately 325 people.

"Everyone was just happy to be there. Lots of good compliments and stuff like that, so we were glad to see the public out including the Mayor and the MLA."

Biggar RCMP 150 bbqPhoto provided by Biggar-Sask Valley MLA Randy Weekes 

Crozier had flyers around town for a few weeks advertising the event, but still had to be blown away with the amount of people that lined up for lunch on a beautiful fall day.

The BBQ had an open invitation, but an emphasis was put on the younger generation with an RCMP recruitment team also set up in Biggar.

"We had our recruiting table out and the Grade 12's came over from the high school, and some of the Grade 11's attended. That was a good session there."

Due to last Friday's success the RCMP team is already thinking about their next opportunity to quite literally 'serve' the public. Some more preparations will take place now that they know how hungry Biggar is.

"If we do it again, when you are serving that many people in two-and-a-half-hours we would probably get a little more prep-work done and have a few more cooked up ahead of time."

Crozier said people still made it through the BBQ with good time to spare, and most importantly there were no complaints.

"Definitely no raw burgers went out."

Find Crozier's comments prior to the BBQ in the relates stories section below.

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