Drive-Thru barbecue to benefit Templeton resident who is fighting cancer

In Templeton, not only the students but the community as a whole identify as “Eagles” and they will be rallying against cancer to help one of their own. Local residents will be working together to sell barbecue dinners to help raise funds for Templeton’s small-town hero, Recreation Supervisor Melissa Johnson and her beloved wife, Olivia Sartain. Olivia is in the midst of battling Stage 3 uterine cancer.

These barbecue meals can feed a family of six. For $45 you get a whole chicken dinner, beans, salad, garlic bread, salsa, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Bonnie and Claude Loftus, owners of Bonnie Marie’s Catering and Jimmy’s Watering Hole and Catering will organize the food and fundraiser.

Pre-orders are being accepted now and pick-up will be at the Templeton Rec Department on Saturday, March 14 from 4-6 p.m. Credit cards are accepted through Venmo @bonnieloftus. Cash and checks (made out to Olivia Sartain) can be turned in to Bree Heil at the Templeton Rec Center at 5999 S. Main St.

Hungry to give more? Visit the GoFundMe page at