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Barbecue pork chops were in high demand Thursday at an annual fundraiser for two local charities.

The pork chops are usually gone before the event ends, but the Franklin Rotary Club was determined to have enough for everyone at this year’s Jim Rhoades Memorial Hog Roast and ordered 100 extra, club member Cheryl Morphew said.

The Rotary Club conducts the event every year to raise money for local charities that give food to families in need. This year, the money raised will be split between the Good Cheer Fund and the InterChurch Food Pantry.

Organizer John Auld said the event raised $17,000 for the charities this past year, and he expected to raise about $14,000 this year.

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