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2017 SERTOMA 48 BarBQ Grand Champions
Slaughterhouse Five from Kansas City



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2017 Sponsors

Beach-Edwards Family Foundation Curley's Famous Barbecue Sauces Employees of Smith and Boucher Engineers
McGrew Real Estate ReMAX  
Capitol Federal Foundation Caption Solutions Central Bank of the Midwest
Commerce Bank Cottin's Hardware Dale Willey
First State Bank & Trust Jayhawk Power Systems, Inc. Keller, Craig & Associates
Ross Edwards Donor Advised Fund of the Hutchinson Community Foundation Strada Education Network Superior Electric
Torgeson Electric US Bank Warren McElwain
23rd St. Brewery CEK Insurance Berry's Arctic Ice
Dr. James F. Otten, D.D.S. j.messick design Kennedy Glass
Norsemen Brewing Co. Prime Lending Stephens Real Estate
Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm Weaver's  
KB Smoke House  


  2017 SERTOMA 48 BarBQ
May 5-6, 2017 at Broken Arrow Park

Anyone who is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). For a KCBS membership application call 816-765-5891. You just need to love cooking on a BBQ grill and want to compete. The price is $185 per team plus $20 if electricity is needed. This event includes cooking and judging in 4 meat categories.

What is 48BarBQ?
We call the Lawrence SERTOMA Cook-off the 48 BarBQ because we limit the competition to 48 teams competing for $4,800 in 48 categories. It’s a BBQ battle of professionals and amateur cooks to win dollar prizes and ribbons. The public is invited to sample meats prepared for judging in a separate "People's Choice" contest. The event has been sanctioned by KCBS. Our competition is a State Championship, so our Grand Champion winner gets to compete in the American Royal Cook-Off!

The money raised through our FUN-raising events have helped our community parks, city buildings and a variety of children’s projects for eighty years. 100% of the funds from our 48 BarBQ will be used to make it possible to continue these worthwhile projects. Over 50% of the money will be used for children and adults with speech, language and/or hearing disorders in Lawrence and Douglas County through our relationship with the Business-Education Partnership (USD 497) and the Schiefelbusch Clinic at the University of Kansas.


Judges for the 2017 SERTOMA 48 BarBQ have been filled.
If you are interested to be a judge for the 2018 SERTOMA 48 BarBQ, please contact Jeff Messick below.

SERTOMA 48 BarBQ Contestant Coordinator
Sandra Studley
Daytime Phone: (785)766-0836
SERTOMA 48 BarBQ Judges Coordinator
Jeff Messick
Daytime Phone: (785)865-6308

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