View Full Version : Forced to change venue for new OK comp

08-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Well... the new OK BBQ cook-off I am planning for next July won't be happening at the USPS training center in Norman. This is actually a good thing. I had planned to organize this competition as a charity to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Federal law prohibits "fund-raising" on federal property. So I had dropped that out of my proposal and pitched the event strictly as a showcase for the training facility.

Word from on high at the USPS is that they for see "too many hurdles". So that is out... BUT, I just talked to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds and they are very interested in talking to me about it. I'm reviving it as a charity event and they love the whole idea. I get to tour the grounds and talk to the Fair Board president tomorrow after work.

08-02-2011, 02:37 PM
Hope it all works out, we need another comp here in the area!

08-02-2011, 06:43 PM
The big challenge now is to find people willing to commit time to getting this organized.