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Lincoln Highway BBQ Fest deemed successful in its inaugural year


Dakota Kuhns/Western Nebraska Observer

Judges Mike Petko, left, Steve Flower, center, and Mike Smith, right, enjoy some great chicken at the first Lincoln Highway BBQ Fest in Gotte Park on Saturday. Scott Eddy, of Eddy BBQ took first place in the category.

Throughout the past, the "Ribs n' More" cook off took place in June, donating the proceeds to a local organization.

After Jowain Sherman passed the cherished baton to the James L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge this year, the Lincoln Highway BBQ Fest took its first form last Saturday at Gotte Park in Kimball. Teams set up camp early Friday evening with campers and smokers and were ready to get cookin'.

Even with Mother Nature getting slightly in the way of the afternoon, teams kept the smiles on the judges faces and Beer and Loathing kept cold beverages in their hands.

Five teams competed for the ch...

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