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A Weekend to Remember: Thank you for celebrating the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ!

August 31, 2015

The weekend of August 28-29 marked the 7th Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ, and we thank YOU for making it a success!

The Bridge Builders group of Glen Ellyn kicked off the weekend’s festivities with “Barbacoa Bajo Las Estrellas,” (Barbecue Under the Stars) a unique new event featuring Latin cuisine by renowned chef Paul Lindemuth. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed the gourmet fare, signature cocktails and acoustic music by Scott Vogg. All proceeds benefited the homeless families served by Bridge, and on their behalf, we thank you for attending this exciting event!Barbacoa Collage

The next day was the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ, featuring the Famous Dave’s Amateur BBQ Contest. This year’s event included dozens of teams from across the midwest competing in the categories of Best Ribs, Best Dish, Best Judged Sauce, People’s Choice Sauce, and with a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Named as well. Winners were:

Best Ribs: Jack the Ribbers
Best Dish: Team Patriot – Beef Tenderloin
Best Judged Sauce: South Side Pit Men
People’s Choice Sauce: Hoggy Style
Grand Champion: Jack the Ribbers
Reserve Grand Champion: RW + B BBQ Team

BBQ Collage 2015
And, a little rain didn’t dampen our spirits–thousands of attendees from all around the community enjoyed sampling the competitors’ sauces, the fantastic live concerts, the “Piglet Playland” for the kids, our first-ever dunk tank, raffles, drinks, food trucks and more! All proceeds from this event also benefited the homeless families served by Bridge, and we thank you for helping change their lives for the better.

Another HUGE thank you goes out to all of the sponsors who generously supported the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ, and the dozens of volunteers who gave their time, energy and talent to make this year’s event a success. We couldn’t have done without you!

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