Wednesday, August 7, 2013

1st Annual Backyard BBQ Fest

The Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce's 1st Annual Backyard BBQ Fest was a huge success! Many people came out to enjoy a day of Blues and BBQ.

Entertainment was provided by: 

Hidden Agenda

Thank you to the sound crew under the direction of Alan Wells!

The entertainment would not have been possible without donations from the “Friends of the Blues”.

Diamond Sponsors:
Earl Holland
Larry & Carla Ray

Platinum Sponsors:
“Friend of the Blues”

Gold Sponsors:
Eddie & Christi Brooks
Jay & Wendy Carmean
Shari & Craig Chambers – Music House
Crawford Oil Company, Inc.
Ellington Insurance
Joe M. Enoch & Associates, PLLC
Faulkner Auto Group
Mary Bernard Gilmore
Hubbard Lumber Company
Don Medlin Co
Mick’s Pub
Greg Moss - Bail Bonds
Ole Hickory Pits
Pemiscot County Eagles
Port Cape
Prescription Drug Store
Quality Cleaners
Smith Rentals
Taylor Shelter Insurance
Tomlin Trucking – Tomlin Gang
Rogers & Ginny VanAusdall
Woody’s Lounge – Mary Beth & Woody
Mark Yates courtesy of General Appliance & Furniture

Silver Sponsors:
Khourie’s Real Estate
Pemiscot Office Supply
Chris Phelps

Thank you to ALL of the teams that participated! We were blown away by the number of teams and the wonderful food that was prepared!
Baker's Wild Boars - Ben Baker
Big Foot BBQ
Bugtussle – Caruthersville High School -Tim Bears
Caruthersville Fire Department
Community Aces - Lady Luck Casino
Fire & Brimstone BBQ Cookers - Jesus Name Tabernacle
Focus Bank
Heavenly Hawg - Temple Baptist Church
Hill Electric Elite Heat BBQ
Brian Irions
Kennett Jaycee Smokers
Master Basters - Bert Pierce
Pemiscot County Rescue Squad
Pemiscot PorK Authority
Roarin' for a Cure - Caruthersville Middle School
Second Hand Smoke
SIR Juicy Butts - Cameron Strawn
Smokin' & Jokin' - Ed Davis
The Sauce Boss - Crysler Investment
Ticket Outdoors - Leslie Riggs
Twister's BBQ
Rogers VanAusdall

Baker's Wild Boars
1st - Kennett Jaycee's
2nd - Caruthersville Fire Department
3rd - Big Foot BBQ
1st - Brian Irions
2nd - Kennett Jaycee's
3rd - Second Hand Smoke
1st - Kennett Jaycee's
2nd - Bikerque
3rd - Big Foot BBQ

There was plenty to eat, see and do thanks to our vendors!

Beauti Control – Terri Callen - Tracie Miller - Francis Manz
Carmean’s BBQ & Catering
Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories
Tees & Things, Scentsy – Whitney Wallace
Roarin’ for a Cure – Caruthersville Middle School
Jesus Name Tabernacle Youth Group
Cervantes Concessions
Jeanna Rayburn Concessions
Hoghead Inflatables
Hippie Sno
Smelly Butts BBQ
Cooter Class of 2014
First State Bank and Trust Relay for Life Team
Family Support Project / PIN Office
Crystal Herron
Day of Hope
Paint It Purple
Hodge Podge
St. Jude Bucking in the Bootheel Rodeo
Airbrush Dreamz

Special Thanks:
Thank you to Ben Baker for being a mentor and an inspiration to bring back this great event. Thank you to Paul Carmean for his hard work on contacting the bands and his fundraising skills. Thank you to the City of Caruthersville for helping set-up and tear-down for the event. Thank you to Terry Rushing, Paul Shaw, Harold Hampton, Richard Lee and others for making sure the park was ready to go. Thank you to Ameren UE for power at the event. Thank you to the Pemiscot County Eagles for running the beer concessions. Thank you to Utley Trucking for the stage. Thank you to the Pemiscot County Rescue Squad for running the gate and being so much help. Thank you to Lady Luck Casino for helping us get rooms for the band. Thank you to Shawndrae Isable for helping at the Chamber booth. Thank you to the Chamber Board of Directors for working hard to have a successful event. Thank you to The Cookie Lady for the treats for the judges. Thank you to the businesses who put out pigs. Thank you to Frank Morgan for the sponsor signs. Thank you to the wonderful judges who had a very tough job! And last but not least, thank you all who came out to this great event! We will be back next year, bigger and better!