Wednesday Jun 06 2012 comments Fruitvale BBQ night of old-fashioned fun By: By Stephanie Dumm, News Messenger Reporter -A +A Don Derobertis, left, worked to auction off a lemon meringue pie, baked by Dyann Branch. Branch is playing to the crowd to help bring in a large bid for the dessert she baked. Alexandra Aldridge, a Lincoln High School senior and Fruitvale School teacher, replenished the dessert table with some pistachio cake. Aldridge also played a role in the play that evening. Kat McCall, left, and Drake Craig, both of Auburn, choose which items they would like to win in that night?s raffle. ?Fruitvale is awesome,? Craig said. Music was provided Sunday night by the Gene Thorpe Band. Pictured here are Ron Barringer, left, and Gene Thorpe. : No, Kris Knutson on the right is not preparing to throw a cake but rather auction it off to raise some money for Fruitvale School. Also pictured is auctioneer Don Derobertis. Students from Fruitvale?s after-school program watched Shannon Dudley, left, Alexandra Aldridge and Gene Bennett perform a scene from ?The Mystery of the Tardy Boy.? Annalynn Armistead, 13 ?months-old, and Cole Kusik, 2, seemed more interested in one another and the photographer than the chickens behind them. ?She loves cameras,? said Jessica Armistead, Annalynn?s mom. From left, Beau Derobertis, Larry Vargas and Charles Armistead were masters of the grill during Sunday?s barbecue. ?This is what it?s about,? Vargas said of the fundraiser. ?It?s to support where our family went to school. My family went to Mt. Pleasant but I have relatives who went here.?