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To the editor:
Many people were responsible for their invaluable
contribution to Main Street Lincoln's first annual Honest Abe's BBQ
Cook Off, Sept. 18. The idea originated with Doug Board, chairman.
He enthusiastically expended many hours in organizing, planning and
recruiting sponsors and participants for the event. Chris Graue's
knowledge and support in furthering the endeavors of the cook-off
were significant to the success of the day. Graue Inc. also
sponsored the trophies for the winning competitors. Mario Bonaparte
assisted with working with our sponsors. Bruce Huskins willingly
took on the task of organizing the system for the judging.
Our initial thank you goes to our chefs. The cook-off teams were
as follows: Bonaparte BBQ, Chicago Street Rental, The Chilly Water
Smokers, Fat Boy's BBQ, The Flying Pink Pigs BBQ, R.J. Bow Tie BBQ
and Smokin' Smith BBQ.
Main Street Lincoln also thanks the following sponsors: Action
Rentals & Sales, Chicago Street Rental, Family Custom Cleaners,
Graue Inc., IGA, Fitzpatrick Electric, Kroger, KVH Construction,
Level Best Building Services, Lincoln College, Pet Connection,
Stuffed-Aria Pizza, The Award Shop and Walmart. We also acknowledge
Lincoln IGA for their assistance in coordinating and obtain the
cook-off meat selection.
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A special recognition goes to the judges: Mayor Keith Snyder,
fire Chief Kent Hulett, Dave Salander, Rick Glazik and Janet Seiler,
and team captains Steve Montgomery and Tub Baker, both certified
In addition to the main focus of the barbecue cook-off, we would
like to thank the added venues of the day: Five and Dime for their
live music; Gladys Dutz, Janice Chan Hahn and Jan Sorenson for their
watercolor presentation; Pet Connection for their hamster races; and
Vicky Shaffer of Crystal Mountain Jewelry and Gifts for her purse
and shoe display.
Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who worked in
numerous capacities. It takes sponsors, volunteers, participants and
other assistants to make an event a success.
We appreciate the community support and look forward to seeing
you at our event next year. Please use my
for any suggestions for next year's cook-off. You will find this at
the Main Street Lincoln
Wanda Lee Rohlfs, executive director
September 23, 2010]
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