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Annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale to be held April 29th


Last year’s Annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, was a great success. This year’s event will take place April 29th in Cotton Market Park. Last year’s Annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale, sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, was a great success. This year’s event will take place April 29th in Cotton Market Park. Get out your aprons, fire up the grills and clean out your closets!

The annual BBQ Cook-off and Yard Sale,sponsored by the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, April 29th, in the Cotton Market Park on Cotton Avenue.

Prizes in the Cook-off will be awarded in the following categories: Best Pork – 1st place-$500, 2nd place-$250, 3rd place-$150; Best Chicken – 1st place-$100; Best Sauce-$100; Best Ribs-$100; Dessert – 1st place-$100, 2nd place-$75, 3rd place - $50.

All meats must be cooked on the day of the contest. Meat must be marinated and/or basted only on the day of the contest. No sauce or garnishes allowed after cooking. Three separate samples of items will be needed for the judges. Samples must be submitted at the following times: Ribs and Sauce-11a.m.; Chicken-11:15 a.m.; Pork – 11:30 a.m.; and Dessert – noon. Containers for samples will be provided.

Teams are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work area. All meat cooked must be donated to the Chamber for sale with the funds received to benefit future Chamber projects. At least 10 lbs. of cooked pork or chicken must be donated. Entire desserts must be donated.

Registration forms are available at the Chamber office on Cotton Avenue and must be returned by Wednesday, April 26th. There will be no exceptions.

Call the Chamber office at 982-5595 to reserve a Yard Sale space for $10 or for additional information.

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