Julia's Rescue Barbecue ribbon cutting held

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monette Beautification recently held a ribbon cutting at Julia’s Rescue Barbecue. Pictured cutting ribbon are Barbara Suber, Mark Holmes, Mayor Chub Qualls and Julia Holmes. Seated are Josie Holmes, Aubree Despain, Syrena Duffel, Angela Despain Jessica Walker, Braelynn Walker and Ellie Holmes. Standing are Tom Holmes, David McDonald, Gary Cunningham, Lisa Baldridge, Tom Carroll, Teri Higginbotham, Aaron Uthoff, Doris Blankenship, Bob Blankenship, Angie Rolland, Mark Rolland, Angela Dunigan, Nan Snider and Steve Suber. (photo provided)

A special business welcoming ribbon cutting ceremony was held May 1 for Julia’s Rescue Barbecue, located across from the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette.

Owner Julia Holmes cut the official yellow ribbon during the ceremony and was presented with a framed certificate commemorating the event. The certificate read “Welcome to the Monette Business Community. This special ribbon cutting ceremony was held today, May 1, 2017, to honor Julia’s Rescue Barbecue, for making an investment in the future of the city of Monette, by becoming a business partner in progress.”

The barbecue business was started as a fund raiser, with special funding going to Trumann Pet Savers and other animal rescue projects.

On hand for the ceremony were Julia’s husband Mark Holmes, business employees and family, City Beautification Chairman Barbara Suber and committee members, and several City Council members.

Julia’s Rescue Barbecue had its grand opening in March, and their business has grown steadily ever since.

Mrs. Holmes is a native of Leachville and graduated from LHS. She is well known throughout the Buffalo Island area, having lived in Monette, Lake City and Jonesboro. She is a retired nurse, having worked at St. Bernards Medical Center for 32 years.

The business is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 6:30, and occasionally Saturdays from 10:30 to 2:30. Barbecue, brisket and bologna are prepared with two side dishes, which includes choices of potato salad, slaw or baked beans. On Tuesday they prepare pork steak and on Friday ribs. The apple, peach, chocolate, and apricot fried pies are also in high demand.

“We are so thankful for all the support for our business,” Mrs. Holmes said. “We have been very busy, and it seems to increase each time we are open.”

For more information persons may call 870-351-1317 or check facebook under Julia’s Rescue Barbecue.

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