Letter to the Editor

Thanks to everyone helping with BBQ Street Wars

Monday, May 13, 2019

Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc. would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to those involved in making the 2nd Annual BBQ Street War event a great success. The weather worked in our favor and we had a great crowd! This event would not be possible without our sponsors and volunteers.

We would like to extend a special thank you to those businesses who generously donated to the event: NewWave Communications, Bronze Owl Brewing, Cape Electrical Supply, Foxtrot Coffee, Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill, House of Hair, Jim Faith’s Office Supply, Mathis & Associates, McNeely Shoe Service, Minit Print, Myrtle’s Back Alley BBQ, Ozark Federal Credit Union, Productive Staffing, Southern Bank and The Office Bar & Grill.

We also want to thank our in-kind sponsors: 1st Class Realty, Aesthetic Nirvana, Birdsong Auction, Briggs & Stratton, Butler County EMS, Dunkin Donuts, Fazoli’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hydro Adventures, John Sumrall Construction, Kohlfeld Distributing, Larry & Lisa Hafford, Lemonade House Grille, Life Radio, Midwest Sports Center, Mike and Zach’s BBQ, Morina’s Italian Restaurant, Ozark Meats, People’s Community Bank, Pepsi MidAmerica, Rahlmann Valuation, Royal Oak Charcoal, Scotty’s Brewhouse, The Camp at Lake Wappapello, The Home Depot, Twisted Metal, Tyson Foods & Wickers BBQ.

Thank you to all those who volunteered in some way, especially the Poplar Bluff Street Department, Park Department, and Electric Department!

A special thank you goes out to the following volunteers: Jack Altman, Davine Conover, Jared Lane, Gail Fox-Dohrman, Christine East, Noah Innes, Bralin Duckett, singing of our National Anthem, each judge with the St. Louis BBQ Society, Board member Stephanie Knoppe and husband Kevin, Doc with the United Gospel Rescue Mission and all of our vendors.

In addition, a thank you goes out to our entertainment line-up: Used & Refused and Dave Williams with Atom Entertainment.

Congratulations to each team who entered the competition and heard their name called, especially Triple H BBQ from Gillespie, Ill. on Grand Champion and People’s Choice!

Downtown Poplar Bluff is always looking for committee members as well as those wanting to be involved in the community. If you are interested in serving in some capacity, please email jfox@pbcity.org or contact Jerrica Fox at 573-712-2171.

Thank you to all who participated whether by giving time, money, input or your attendance. We hope to see you next year.

Jerrica Fox
Executive Director, Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc.