Uncle Phil's BBQ Cookout


Kim Curtis, Jackson School of the Arts; attorney Phil Curtis; and “Uncle Phil” Willis & Jurasek.    (Photo by Mary Steinmetz)

The annual Uncle Phil’s Barbeque Cookout charity event, sponsored by Willis & Machnik Financial Services and Knight’s Steakhouse, was held June 20, raising over $16,000 for Junior Achievement, Jackson School of the Arts, Wendy’s Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and the Lily Missions Center in Jackson. Over the last 15 years, Uncle Phil has raised over $200,000 for local charities.