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Hog-Wild for Charity at Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

September 16, 2014


bbqThe Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off was held on Saturday, September 13, and more than 1,800 attendees went hog-wild to support the homeless. The event featured concerts by blues musicians Chainsaw Dupont, Buzz Kilman, Mud Morganfield and The Steepwater Band, plus raffles, a bags tournament, a Piglet Playland for kids, and more.

Of course, the cook-off aspect of the event was highly anticipated, as more than 60 competitors from across the Midwest spent the day perfecting their entries. The winners for each category were:

-Grand Champion: Ace of Diamonds BBQ
-Reserve Grand Champion: Hot Diggity Hog
-People’s Choice Best Sauce: Hoggy Style
-Judged Sauce: Hot Diggity Hog
-Best Dish: Mile High BBQ
-Best Ribs: Four Fathers BBQ

In its sixth year, the event still stays true to its roots, and at its heart is an event by the community and for the community. A committee comprising local Glen Ellyn residents, plus dozens of volunteers, worked tirelessly to put this event together, and many sponsors contributed to make this such a fantastic event. Because of all involved–as well as the thousands of attendees–$29,000 was raised to help the homeless families served by DuPage County. A big THANK YOU to everyone involved!

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Patrick Foley Linda Mirabella Missy Olson Bryan McWherter Meg Zubak Bart Findley

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