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Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off Gets Soaked & Sauced!
The 15th annual Firehouse BBQ Cook-off, sponsored by the Kings Mountain Fire Department, was held on Friday and Saturday, April 21st-22nd at the Walking Track Park beside the YMCA. This cook-off is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. Proceeds benefit the charities of the Fire Department. Fifty-three teams competed for this year’s honors. Although the rain soaked the grounds, it didn’t deter the  teams from competing. “We’re expecting teams from all over the country. This is a big deal in the world of barbecue cooking competitions and winning here leads to the National Championship in Kansas City,” said KMFD Chief Frank Burns, organizer of the event.
Pictured: (L-R)  Fireman, Bill Parker presents winning trophies to Scott Adams of the “Sauced! BBQ Team” along with his wife Joline, from Charlotte.  Also pictured is Assistant Kings Mountain Chief, Jamie Black. Scott and his team won first  in ribs; first in pork and second in brisket, becoming this year’s Grand Champions! The team’s winnings totaled $5400.    
- M.A. Andrews

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