BBQ event a tasty way to finish
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 9:03 pm
By: Donna Ryder, Associate Editor
By DONNA RYDER
Hookin’ and Cookin’ walked away with the big prize at this weekend’s Tyson CornTest event.
The team was named grand champion after winning first in ribs and anything but, fourth in chicken and fifth in pork. Their total winnings were $925, which includes the $400 grand prize award.
SAL Cookers came in second best overall, winning the reserve champion award. They picked up $475, with their winnings including second place in anything but, third place in ribs, fourth place in pork and fifth place in chicken.
Other winners in the chicken contest and their prizes included: first place, Shade Tree Smokers, $300; second place, Big Bubba’s BBQ, $150; and Hogman’s Pit Crew, $100.
Other winners in the ribs contest were: second place, Grill Billies, $150; fourth place, Serial Grillers, $50; and fifth place, Smokey Bottom Boys, $25.
Other winners in the pork contest were: first place, Big Bubba’s, $300; second place, Smokey Bottom Boys, $150; and third place, Goodyear, $100.
Everett Seed was the other winner in the anything but competition, taking third place and $50.
Everett Seed also won first place and $150 in the corn contest. EB Best won second and $100 and JD Distributors won third and $50.
A total of $3,075 in prize money was awarded during the weekend event.
CornFest chairman Glenda Chrisp said she and the CornFest board have been very pleased with the events this year. “Everything went great.”
She said the Obion County Public Library staff was also pleased with the turnout at their Appalachian music and story telling Thursday evening when Hilary Rose and Daniel Fleck provided music and Judy Baker told stories about her Appalachian upbringing.
Mrs. Chrisp said the CornFest board will gather at her home on Tuesday for an end-of-the-year luncheon, then they’ll start making plans for the 2011 edition of the county-wide event.
“It’s been a lot of fun working with CornFest — a lot of hard work,” she said, adding it has become an event which has been added to and has become better every year.
Mrs. Chrisp, who is stepping down as chairman of the annual festival as she leaves her office as executive director of Main Street-Union City, said she wishes the CornFest board the best of luck and hope they continue and move forward.
She invites anyone who has any ideas about CornFest and who wish to help with the 2011 edition to contact the Main Street office.
Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 9.27.10