I just wanted to thank all of you for another great year! Our team is doing so well and growing as a true competition team and I could not be happier w all of you guys! As you know we placed 40th moving up 19 places from last year. As we continue to compete in regional comps we will hopefully keep getting better at “the big show” as well.
The week went really well and I want to thank Erik and Frank for some great food! No one went hungry and we had plenty to go around. Thanks to Dusty, Brian, John, Australian Nick for all the help in the kitchen. Thank you to Sapana, Mike W, Laura, J and R, Jamie and Aaron, and anyone else I am forgetting for all the great sides and help! So many folks helped I can’t remember.
To all of you that worked so hard during Load In/Out thanks a ton!!! Travis even said today it went way smoother than usual! Buddha, Mike, Jamie, Kenn, Cedrick, Brian, Chad, Danny, Win, Misty and Yanks, thank you! Again I know I’m missing folks so apologies.
Thank you to Brent and all the folks at Holliday Flowers for letting us pillage the warehouse and helping create a great tent yet again. As always we can’t do any of this without you!!!
A new thanks to Chad Rodgers for taking over the bar this year as well at Justin and Tripp for helping him when it got busy! It worked out really well this year and we were able to actually make money for the week! Thank you Sapana for a ton of Jell-O shots that made for many members, including myself, have some pretty horrible mornings.
Thank you to our sponsors (Hollidays, Rodger at Tin Cup and Royal Oak) w out all of you none of this would be possible!!!
Finally thanks you to the rest of the board ( Frank, Moody, Erik, Misty, Win, Paul, Brent, ) for all you did before, during, and after BBQ Fest to ensure our team has a great time at the park.
I know I am forgetting some folks but my brain is fried so forgive me.
I will be getting w Frank and Erik mañana and we will discuss our next cookout. I’d like to get you all together one weekend in the next few months to do a complete recap.
Normally I would say “see you next year” but hopefully we will see some of you in a couple of weeks at 1 Quality Lane, Senatobia, MS for our next competition!!
President and Extremely Grateful