Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

My, How The Potter CarBowl Has Grown


July 1, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

Kimball County resident Dave Klinkhammer cooks up some beans, chili, chicken and brisket at the Potter CarBowl. Dave received first place in green chili, red chili and brisket, and third in beans. He received first place overall for the third year in a row. Darla Klinkhammer handled the customer end of the BBQ while Dave cooked.

Celebrating the seventh year of the Potter CarBowl, organizer Drew Enevoldsen estimated that last weekend's event attracted 1,500 to 2,000 people.

The 144 entries entered in the car show, 37 craft show tents, eight BBQ teams and 18 duckpin bowling teams were among the participants and activities.

According to the BBQ organizers, around 200 people were expected – and that goal was reached in the first 30 minutes. Although there was plenty of food, it was estimated that more than 300 people took advantage of the BBQ tasting experience.

Teams and entries came from all over Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Enevoldsen said his favorite moment was when he looked around and saw all the different ages of volunteers in their blue shirts. These volunteers include the volleyball team, weight room volunteers, the football team and community volunteers.

"It is so good to see the kids involved in the community," he said.

Enveoldsen said he was ready to "cut checks" to the non-profits who volunteered, including high school groups.

The Potter Fire Department, Legion Hall and Visitors Building will also receive checks from the event.


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