MBDC Press Release


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Becky S Wilson, WDS Marketing & Public Relations

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Mission Seeking BBQ Teams for their “Battle of the Brisket” Sept. 14 & 15, 2007

Mission, KAN (May 29, 2007): The Mission Business Development Committee is now seeking barbecue teams for their annual “Battle of the Brisket” State Championship Barbecue Contest to be held Friday night, September 14, through Saturday September 15, 2007, at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, according to Suzie Gibbs, Chairman. The event is a part of the Mission’s yearly “Arts & Eats Festival.”

Teams interested in competing must complete and submit a registration form with their entry fee by Wednesday, August 1st at 5:00 pm. Entry fee for participants is $125 and includes a 10’ x 20’ space, additional 10’ x 20’ space is available for $75. Electricity is $25.00. To receive a registration form, contact Mary Harwerth, BBQ Coordinator, at 913-722-8223.

This is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. Ribbons and cash prizes will be given through 10th place in the categories of Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket, and Dessert. Prize money awarded will total $5,000. The Grand Champion Team will receive $1,500 in cash, a plaque, and a ribbon. The Reserve Champion Team will receive $750 and a ribbon. Teams must compete in all four meat categories to be eligible to be considered for the championship designation.

For more information, contact Suzie Gibbs at (913) 671-8564, or visit our website at http://www.mbdcks.org.