Claremore Daily Progress

Community News

May 9, 2014

Boots and BBQ participates in Mission to Feed the Hungry

CLAREMORE —

Visitors and cooking teams taking part in Saturday’s annual Reveille Rotary Boots and BBQ event at the Will Rogers Downs and Casino will be doing more than just enjoying the taste, sight and smell of good barbecue. 
In conjunction with the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s (KCBS) national BBQ donation effort, Boots & BBQ cooking teams will cook and distributed meat and food contributions for the benefit of two local Rogers County charities. The 100KCBS Meals Mission hopes to provide 100,000 meals throughout America over the next year. 
Boots and BBQ is an annual fundraising project hosted by Reveille Rotarians and proceeds are used to support the club’s many service projects throughout the year.  
Saturday’s KCBS-sanctioned barbecue event is open to the general public, with taster kits going on sale at 11 a.m.  A taster kit purchase ($6 each) allows one to sample barbecue from each of the participating cooking teams and vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the event.  Other food, service and information vendors will be on hand.
“In addition to enjoying the barbecue, we hope people attending will bring non-perishable food items to donate to the 100KCBS Meals Mission,” said Sam Nichols, Reveille Boots & BBQ chairman.  “We will also be donating the collected food, along with specially selected meats cooked by our volunteer cookers, to Safenet and Rogers County Youth Services here in Claremore.  These two organizations are well known for the important work they do in our community.  We are happy to be able to provide help in the way of food and canned goods.”
With almost 20,000 members and more than 425 sanctioned BBQ events in its network, KCBS is the largest organization of BBQ enthusiasts in the world. By using its volunteers, judges, cook teams and event organizers, the nonprofit society will be providing fully cooked, world-class pork butts and other nonperishable food items to food banks and other charitable entities coast to coast, border to border.

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