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LSC-North Harris draws 54 entrants for BBQ benefit cook-off

NORTH HARRIS – The Lone Star College North Harris held a fund raiser last Saturday, raising thousands of dollars for the programs and student scholarships in the Applied/Career Technology Center.

The main event was a BBQ Cook-Off, organized by Jerry Pierce and Dwaine Cooper, that drew 54 cooking teams in a 2 day cookoff. Prizes were awarded after a seven person jury tasted and judged all the entries.

This was the 10th year for the event, and it was held in beautiful sunny weather, as compared with last year’s event which was almost blown away by a storm.

Visitors not only were treated to a BBQ cook-off, but participated in a Technology Festival, and got to see the programs and facilities of the Applied/Career Center.

In addition, there was live music and entertainment, amusements for children, door prizes and raffles, and demonstrations in the automotive, engineering, manufacturing, welding and HVAC labs.

Also, the college held a Computer workshop, helping people solve or fix problems with their computers that they brought to the festival.

Proceeds from the event were used for scholarships for students in the Technology school.

WINNERS of the BBQ Cook-Off, First Prizes only, were:

BEANS – Smokin In the Park
CHICKEN – We B Smokin Too
RIBS – Mi Tiera Cookers
BRISKET – Out of Control Cookers

In addition, the following Best of Show Prizes were awarded:

SHOWMANSHIP – Kicken Ashes
RESERVE G.C. – Mi Tiera Cookers
GRAND CHAMPION – Out of Control Cookers