2008-04-09 / News

Boss Hog sign-up extended to May 2

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com

Cooking teams have a few extra weeks to sign up for the May 9-10 Boss Hog Cook-off.

Nan Lynch, chairman of the Downtown Organization of Retailers, says the registration deadline has been extended to May 2 in hopes of meeting the 30-team mark.

As of Tuesday morning, 17 teams were signed up and five more were verbally committed.

"It's so much fun to get the mail every morning and see another team committed," Lynch said.

"The response from out-oftown teams has been overwhelming, but we really want to get more locals out there cooking with them."

The competition, which is sanctioned through the Kansas City Barbeque Society, is also an official state championship.

The $10,000 purse will be doled out to first through 10th place winners in four categories: pork, chicken, ribs and brisket - with the grand champion pocketing an additional $2,000.

Applications are available at First National Bank, The True Citizen, William Mizell Ford, Delta Termite and Pest Control and Dairy South, or online at www.bosshogcookoff.com. The team list is also updated daily on the web site.
THE COMPETITION
Pickin' Porkers - Clemmons, N.C.
Lip Smacking Oinkers - Waynesboro
Cheeks' Choice Ribs - Keysville
Mobley's Cafeteria Mob Squad - Waynesboro
Neckbones - Shelby, N.C.
Smokin' & Lovett - Evans
Bareknuckles BBQ - Oxford
First National's Piggy Bank - Waynesboro
Jus-Fer-Fun - McDonough, Ga.
Smokin Butts - Lakeland, Fla.
Blue Smoque BBQ - Sandersville
This Butt's for you BBQ - Ellabell
Show Me the Money FNB - Waynesboro
Butt Naked and Smokin - Appling
Slaba-Daba-Que - Savannah
Ruud Boys Cooking - Milledgeville
Screamin Nite Hog BBQ - Winston-Salem, N.C.

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