Charlie Nickel’s family photo

Charlie Nickel’s family has a history of being chefs for Kamiah’s Barbeque Day since 1959. The Nickel family is picyured at a past Barbeque Day.

Charlie Nickel is the chef for Kamiah’s free barbeque, preparing and watching over the roast beef and beans to serve at Kamiah’s annual Barbeque Day on Labor Day weekend.

On Aug. 14, 1947, Charles William Nickel, named after his paternal grandfather, was born in Lewiston, Idaho, the son of Johnny and Patty Jean (Fox) Nickel. A year or so later, his little sister, Penny, joined the family, both growing up in Kamiah, Idaho.

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