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Planning starts for the 3rd Annual Cook-Off at the MayDay Celebration in DeFuniak Springs in May.
We have started the planning to have the very first 4 Category May Day Cook-Off in DeFuniak Springs. This will be the 3rd year working with Marcus Baldwin and recently Robin Ford. Last year with a day threatened with rain a great crowd came out and a great day was had by all.
This Year an even better line-up and a grest day planned. here is the latest news from the May Day Cook-Off Planning Team:
Chicken – Ribs – Pork – Brisket
Total Prize Money ($900.)
Grand Champion: $300. 00 and Trophy
Reserve Champion: $200.00 and Trophy
1st Place in 4 Meat Categories: $100.00 and Trophy
2nd and 3rd Place winners (Ribbons)
Single Category Fee: $25 per category (Must do all 4 meats to be eligible for Grand Champion).
Early bird Fee: $75. Before 1 May
Regular Fee $100. After 1 May
Tom Hardin - 2013 FPBS Volunteer of the Year
Each year, the Florida Panhandle BBQ will choose the Volunteer of the Year. This award gives the FPBS the opportunity to show appreciation to that special volunteer who gave so generously of their time, talent and energy to make this organization stronger and help us meet our goals.
As you can imagine, selecting one such individual can be a daunting task, since there are many people who have volunteered so much of their time in making our society run. That said, we have no difficulty in designating Tom Hardin as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Tom has been an active volunteer with the FPBS for the last year training barbecue judges. This is a very important task to ensure that FPBS competition is the best it can be. He brings a mountain of knowledge to the society with his many years involvement with the Kansas City BBQ Society. Due to his efforts, we have well trained judges to judge the three cook-off events we conduct during the year. He has developed a first class training plan for new judges as well as a refresher for seasoned judges.
We need this kind of volunteering for the society to work. I personally want to thank Tom for all he does for the FPBS.
Thanks to all FPBS Judges
First off, thanks to all of you for being a judge for our FPBS events. We really couldn't have events without your support! People don't realize what a difficult chore you have before you in selecting the winners. It’s one heck of a job, but someone needs to it.
In the FPBS judging classes intertwine with the actual cook-off day. The classes start at 9am on the day of the Cook-Off. Attendees are first taught how to judge by the FPBS Judges Training Director Tom Hardin. All attendees exit the meeting/workshop as FPBS Certified BBQ Judges, and therefor are allowed to judge FPBS competitions.
Tom Hardin had his first meeting/workshop at the 9th Annual Triple-B Festival in Crestview on March 21 2012. He will be doing a meeting/workshop before each FPBS event. There is no cost to becoming a FPBS Judge only a little time in a class atmosphere.
Each judge that has judged in three FPBS events receives a certification certificate signed by Tom Hardin the FPBS Head Judge upon completion of 3rd event.
If you would like to become a BBQ judge in the FPBS - For more information on becoming a judge, call 850-582-6026 or e-mail operations@FlaPanhandleBBQ.com.
Jingle Bell Jog 14 December - Uptown Station FWB
A few days ago we got an E-mail from Steve Tuttle a true American Hero, who is a retired Army Green Beret and is now the president of the Special Forces Association Chapter VII. He expressed to have us back again this year to be a part of the event.
The Special Forces Association is holding the 35th Annual Jingle Bell Jog a 5-kilometer fun run/walk and a 10-kilometer race on December 14th in Fort Walton Beach. Mr. Tuttle asked me if the FPBS would be willing to cook-off and help serve some pork butts for the guys and gals at the Run. This is a little something we can do as the Fla Panhandle BBQ Society team to pay back these great American heroes for what they do for us and our American freedom.
The Pork butts have been purchased (sponsored) – we are needed to use our talents to smoke them and prepare them for race day. We will need monetary contributions for condiments, buns, plates and flatware.
We have made this an annual event for the FPBS. We can help sponsor and show our appreciation by helping out with feeding the troops. Let's get their 6 in this effort and show our appreciation to our nation's silent professionals.
The FPBS Reopens the FPBS Facebook Page
Okay, so Nick Bogart and Colin Richards have just reopened the FPBS Facebook page and we trying really hard to get people to notice it. Can you suggest me some edits and stuff to make the page better? Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/FlaPanhandleBBQ is this a page that you would like? Is it good or bad? Does it need anything fixed up? How can we get more likes on our Facebook?
Facebook makes it possible for us to connect with each other in the FPBS Facebook community. We can create a group based on your favorite hobby - Outside Cooking. Once a group is created, all members have access to the group's wall for posting comments or links. Just like a profile, a group has a photo feature to display images relevant to group members. So let's get on the bandwagon and use this media for our benefit.
If you have a Facebook page hook us with the FPBS page and like us. If you need to start a page it is very easy it will just take a few minutes. For starters, you'll need a personal Facebook account. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4581117_started-facebook.html
The key to a successful Facebook Group is to gather like-minded people with shared interests and spark conversations between them. With that in mind, we created the FPBS Facebook Group. Come join us!
Join us in Promoting Grilling and Barbecue in the Florida Panhandle. The Fla Panhandle BBQ Society is all about making new friends, enjoying great events and learning how to cook great barbecue. We strive to keep this going, by inviting you to join our BBQ Family.
The FPBS is now Operating Three BBQ competitions during the year in the Florida Panhandle. We need members to assist with operations and enjoy the events. If you would like to become a FPBS barbecue judge we will train you.
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