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nkay
09-23-2013, 03:19 PM
Hickory NC....Catawba County EMS Hardship Fund is having its third annual fundraising event on October 5th and will have a non sanctioned BBQ cook off as part of that event. They need judges!!! Anyone that may be interested in judging let me know. We have 18 confirmed teams and we are offering a 500.00 total payout. There is a Facebook page and it can be found under Beans and Butts Challenge.

bbq.tom
09-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Why "non-sanctioned" when there are at least five sanctioning organizations in NC that could help?

North Carolina Barbecue Society is always looking for another, plus there are KCBS, MBN, Southern Barbecue Network, and the NC Pork Council.

I'd love to help, but will be at the Royal.

nkay
09-24-2013, 08:45 AM
First year and sanctioning wasn't really a thought. We did talk to one of those mentioned though and they wanted 1000.00. We already have a planning meeting scheduled to discuss next year's event and applying for KCBS sanctioning. Good luck at the Royal!

bbq.tom
09-24-2013, 05:15 PM
Thanks!

I'll contact a friend (CBJ with 4 of the organizations listed above, like me) to see if he might be able to help.

Good luck!

Theresa B
09-24-2013, 06:38 PM
nkay- hit up Aporkalypse Now- Michael Fay is president of Mid Atlantic BBQ Assoc (MABA) and NC was added to the region this year.

nkay
09-25-2013, 09:17 AM
bbq.tom....Thanks, let me know and I will email you some contact information. Thanks for your help!

Theresa B....Thanks and I will give them a call today.

This is a pretty good thing they have started I just hate having so much trouble finding judges. It will be one more reason to have it sanctioned next year though. Basically for 50 bucks you get 4 butts and that's all you have to cook. Payout is 100 for 1st in either gas or wood/ charcoal and 300 for overall. With 18- 20 participating we consider it a success, now just have to make all of it come together on the 5th. Thanks again for your help!!!