Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons

This post is long overdue, but better later than never….

August 17-19, 2012, Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons took place outside the Westminster Mall.

All money raised was to benefit American Family Housing a local shelter for the homeless.  To learn more about the shelter visit their website, www.afhusa.org.

It was three days of food, fun, games, BBQ and watermelon.

I guess we should start it out with me on the microphone at the cook’s meeting.  One of the main features of the event is a pro BBQ competition.  So, before the competition can begin we had a cook’s meeting going over all the ins and outs.

After the cook’s meeting,  the teams were off cooking more meat than you can imagine.  Including a whole roasted pig….

To pair with the meat samplings we had watermelon and lots of it.  We even had watermelon eating contests and watermelon carving.

A few other fun things to mention….

Laker Girls

Westminster Fire Department

Saturday evening was time to hand out trophies to all the teams.

Check these out!

And the Grand Champion team of the BBQ is….

What would a festival be without music?  We had lots of music of all types.

Maureen and the Mercury 5 was just one of the bands that played at the festival.

This is just a cute dog I had to get a photo of.

There are more photos on my facebook page so make sure to head over there to check them out.

Also, don’t forget to visit American Family Housing’s website and see how you can help those who are less fortunate.

I hope you enjoyed my long overdue post and save the date for next year August 2013 Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons will be back again next year.

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