Local Cooks Take Top Prizes in BBQ Cook Off
Post Rotary Club event a big hit
Published Sept. 5, 2011 @ 11:43 p.m.
Friday afternoon [Sept. 2] it was obvious to anyone passing by the City Park that the first annual “Smokin’ in the Park” bar-be-que event was off to a great beginning. By mid-afternoon Saturday, the beef, pork, chicken and beans had been seasoned, smoked and judged bringing the event to a very successful end. Terry Roberts of Justiceburg won Grand Champion and received an awesome plaque plus $500. Clay Ham of Gail won Reserve Grand Champion which also included a large plaque plus $250. Rounding out the top five winners were Bobby Ragland, Mark Opachan and Taylor Fox.
Top ten winners in the brisket division were: Richard Lett, Kevin Robertson,Taylor Fox, Larry Bond, Mark Opachan, Kerry Dixon, Terry Roberts, Clay Ham, Bobby Ragland, and Billy Winkle.
Top ten in the Pork Spare Ribs were: Clay Ham, Bobby Ragland, Larry Bond, Terry Roberts, Bob Lanham, Matt Duncan, Kerry Dixon, Dick Odom, Bill Winkle, and Mark Opachan.
The ten best “chicken cookers” were: Terry Roberts, Mark Opachan, Clay Ham, Taylor Fox, Bobby Ragland, Chase Odom, Richard Lett, Kevin Robertson, Dick Odom, and Doug Beaty.
Top ten winners for beans were: Taylor Fox, Dick Odom, Chase Odom, Donnie Fitts, Donna Rowley, Shad Sturgeon, Matt Duncan, Kevin Robertson, Richard Lett, and Bob Lanham.
In addition to the Post Rotary Club, who sponsored the event, many local businesses, organizations and individuals supported the cook off. The event was sanctioned by the Lonestar Barbecue Society.