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Joe Bowen/FOCUS Participants prepare their entries moments before sending them to the judge’s tables at the first annual Perham Lions Rib Cook-Off.

First ever BBQ competition cooks up funds for Yellowjacket activities

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Organized by a committee of local business owners and barbecue enthusiasts, and run through the Perham Lions organization, the first annual Perham Lions Rib Cook-Off took place last Saturday, Aug. 10 in downtown Perham.


“I was told it was the ‘event of the summer’” said leading organizer Mark Schmidt, who was instrumental in organizing sponsorships and ran the judging process during the event.

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