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Charities lobby for best BBQ
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Elicia Boone has to keep her daughter, Emma, away from the BBQ samples Friday night during the annual Best of the Butts competition at Smokin' in McMinnville. The family had four generations in attendance including Emma's grandmother Linda Davidoff and great-grandmother Ann Hanus. - photo by James Clark
Voters at the annual Best of the Butts BBQ competition were faced with a dilemma Friday night at McMinnville Civic Center.Should they vote for the best BBQ or should they vote for their favorite charity? Volunteers on hand tried their best to be persuasive."We have the best BBQ and the best charity," said Security Federal employee Amy Myers. "What could be better than helping kids get familiar with the great outdoors?"Security Federal was working to help the Troy McCormick Kids Outdoor Day.Children were also the focus at the Books from Birth booth, which received volunteers from the school system and Galligan & Newman."We want to get children reading at an early age to help their development all through life," said school system representative Autumn Turner.In the end, it might have been a plea from Senior Center volunteer Dennis Kronlage that proved to be the most persuasive."We're just trying to keep our doors open," said Kronlage.