BBQ Cook Off At Bard Street Park This Weekend

There will no doubt be mouth watering smells on the east side of town as the Crothersville Parks Board will host ‘BBQ in the Ville’ a fundraiser this weekend to help raise money for park equipment.
The barbecue cook-off starts the night of Oct. 21 and continues from noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bard Street Park. People can attend the event and purchase food, listen to music, enter raffles and enjoy other activities, according to Ron Foster, parks board president.
The contest has four categories— ribs, pork, brisket and chicken. There must be one head cook and no more than four assistants at any given time— all at least 21 years old.
First place will receive a trophy and a percentage of their entry fee, while second and third place each will receive a trophy.
Live music will be provided Friday night and throughout the day Saturday. Vendors will sell barbecue pork and chicken sandwiches & sides with proceeds going to the parks board.
“We hope to make this an annual event,” Foster said.
The parks board plans to use the money to purchase more playground equipment and build a new restroom facility at Bard Street Park.
The board also hopes to do landscaping and place picnic tables and a grill at the site of the old town hall site on West Howard Street.
Two previous two fundraisers brought in about $260, he said. The board hopes to bring in even more with ‘BBQ in the Ville’.
The Crothersville Parks Board consists of five volunteer members: Ron Foster, Christopher Cooper, Brent Turner, Matthew Browning and Linda Luedeman.