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Grill Fest


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Grill Fest sanctioned barbecue cook-off, presented by Farmers State Bank, will take place on April 8th on the grounds of the Windham Civic Center.  The Gold Sponsors are Tyson Foods and Roughrider Tire Service.  Entertainment is sponsored by the Windham Civic Center.
“Over $6,500 will be awarded in prize money to registered cook teams.  Cook teams may register and enter the contest with a $150 registration fee prior to March 25 or $200 after that date,” according to the Grill Fest Committee.  The barbecue cook-off is sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. 
Prize money for the top three cook teams will be awarded in three categories – Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. First place is $1,000, second place $750 and third place $500. Trophies will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Set-up, meat inspection and cooking will begin Friday afternoon, April 7. Cook teams may also take part in the Bean Cook-Off with a $10 entry fee and jackpot prize.
An entry wristband will be $10 with the public invited to sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations.
In addition to the Chillin’ and Grillin’, there will be a Washer Pitching Tournament, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, a 42 Tournament and music.  
Registration forms and additional information is available at or at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office – 936-598-3682.  Questions may be 

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