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Bark-N-Purr cooking event planned

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Entry deadline is Jan. 23

By The Staff

The Humane Society of Levy County invites all barbecue cooks to participate in the second annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Barbecue Cook-Off sponsored by the Florida BBQ Association on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Bronson Youth League Park.

Cooking teams may choose to cook any or all of the following four categories: chicken, ribs, pork or brisket. The first prize winner will receive $300 and a trophy; the second prize winner will receive $200 and a trophy and the third prize winner will receive $100 and a trophy.

The final deadline to participate in the Cook-Off is Jan. 23 and entry forms are available from the Humane Society of Levy County. The rules and regulations of the BBQ Cook-Off can be found at the Florida BBQ Association website www.flbbq.org. Anyone can compete in this competition as long as they follow the Florida BBQ Guidelines.

This year’s BBQ Cook-Off will include free public samples tasting and you also will get to enjoy a close-up look at the cook-off teams as seen on television shows like the Food Network.

Exhibitors are reminded that the deadline to reserve space for a booth at the Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert and BBQ Cook-Off is January 23rd. Reservation information is available from Michelle by calling (352) 317-0279.

In addition to a fun lineup of activities starting at Noon, this year’s featured artist is Nashville recording star CRAG MORGAN. Advance admission prices: General $25; VIP $35; Child 4 to 10 years $6; and under 4 Free. At the gate on the day of the concert: General $35 and VIP $45; children the same. Your ticket will give you unlimited access throughout the day and admission to the Crag Morgan Concert.

Advance tickets can be purchased on line or by telephone from Ticket Alternative, www.ticketalternative.com or (877) 725-8849. Tickets can be purchased locally at Klover Leaf, 701 SW 7th Ave., Williston; Bronson Ace Hardware, 403 Hathaway Ave., Bronson; Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply, 215 E. Rogers Blvd. (Hwy 129), Chiefland; Wishful Thinking Western World, 3443 SW Williston Rd., Gainesville and 2230 NW 10th St., Ocala.

For more information call on the days events call (352) 486-5705 or (352) 317-0279 or on line at www.humanesocietyoflevycounty.com

Proceeds from the Bark-N-Purr Charity event will go toward the Humane Society’s building fund for a spay and neuter clinic and pet adoption center for the Tri-county area.