SLP - AMER LEGION BBQ
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The Veterans organizations of Cherokee County are hosting a
Georgia State BBQ Association (GGBA) sanctioned competitive BBQ cook-off for
Veteran Charities the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2021. The competition has
two classes of competitors (1) Professionals who are GBA members and (2)
Amateurs. The professional division will be vying for trophies and cash prizes
totaling $10,000 while the Amateurs will be competing for non-cash awards and
People’s Choice honors.
This is the inaugural event for the Red White and Blue BBQ and we are looking to
host this event every year around Veterans Day said John Bruss from VFW Post
5262 in Canton and event committee member. Cherokee County has over 15,000
Veterans and over 8 Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) and we are very proud
to be part of the larger Cherokee County community, he went on to add.
We have selected two Veteran Charities to benefit this year from this event and
they are the Cherokee County Homeless Veteran Program and Veteran Suicide
Awareness which is part of the Cherokee County Suicide Coalition noted Raymond
Rollins, Commander American Legion Post 45 in Canton. These are two very
important and highly sensitive issues to our Veteran community today. The event
is to be held at the American Legion Post 45 grounds located at 160 McClure Street
The Veteran organizations that are putting on this charity event include; American
Legion Post 45 Canton, American Legion Post 316 Woodstock, Daughters of the
American Revolution Hightower Trail Chapter, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45
Canton, Soleil Veteran Club Canton, VFW Post 5262 Canton, Laurel Canyon
Veterans club Canton, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1311 of Woodstock.
In addition to the team cooking competition, there are a number of other events
planned to include, live bands, Classic Car show, Veteran owned Business craft
Fair, children’s entertainment to include costume contest, Trick or Treating, raffles
and of course BBQ tasting. Adult and Children beverages will also be available.
Tickets will be available for Saturday October 30th and admission will be a donation
of $5 per person over the age of 5 which included tasting of 5 BBQ vendors as part
of the People’s Choice event. Professional competitors will be judged by a panel
of GBA Sanctioned Judges while Amateurs will be a combination of Guest judges
and attendee Votes.
Red White Blue BBQ
This event is run by veterans for veterans. They will have live music, bbq, a classic car show, and a memorial for the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan. There will be multiple booths and tents for different veteran-owned businesses to set up. This will be a very large event as they are planning to have 2000 plus people show up and attend this event.
The event will be held at American Legion Post 45 located at 160 McClure St, Canton, GA 30114.
We will be arriving early at 7:30 am to assist with the setup of the event and this is an all-day event so we will be leaving around 6:00 pm.
Cadets will be assisting with parking, the memorial, food tasting, gathering tickets, and whatever they need us to do.
Uniforms will be full class A's but depending on whether we may change to our class B's with a tie.
Your attendance at this event is mandatory
We will have a booth at this event where we will have water and a place for cadets to rest.