A much anticipated fund raiser for the Hannibal Free Clinic has become a casualty of the heavy rains forecast for this weekend.

The clinic’s annual Rib and Wing Fest, scheduled for Saturday at the Mark Twain Cave Complex, has been cancelled.

According to the clinic’s Sharon Webster, because there are over 1,100 racks of ribs already thawed out that have to be cooked this weekend, the event cannot be rescheduled.

Webster says that the Butcher Block in Quincy has taken some of the ribs, which will be available for purchase at a special price this weekend.