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Competition in Girard combines local favorites

GIRARD, KANSAS - July 4th weekend traditionally combines fireworks and barbecue and in Girard, an event brings both together with big time competition.

Smokers fills the air as 32 national barbeque master teams compete for first place.

The grand prize winner will receive a plaque and a thousand dollar prize.

Around 40 judges rate chicken, beef, and pork barbeque dishes.

500 members of the community also test the dishes to name a people’s choice winner.

Event officials say the people’s choice competition is a great way for the community to get involved.

Christy VulgamoreGirard Events Committee says, “They get to eat barbecue meat that is regarded as the best meat in the world being through the Kansas City sanction event so it’s a great opportunity for them to come out and get to taste the different meats.”

The event also has a fireworks display and live music.


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