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BBQ & Blues gets rave reviews

The 2021 BBQ & Blues Festival came to a close Saturday night with highly positive feedback from cook teams and music fans. Veteran participant Bob Parker was among those singing the event’s praises. ‘I have been coming to Barnesville for a long time. Back in its FBA days, I both judged and cooked for many years. This was the most memorable and fun time I’ve had. Y’all did a great job,’ Parker said. The Smokin’ the Good Stuff team was the grand champion. Reserve grand champion went to Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers. Local Taster’s Alley winners included Blue Leverett of Blue Bear Restoration, the Kiwanis Club and Robyn Underwood of Bakery on Main. Chamber president Melissa Lee was exhausted Monday as clean-up continued. She said music lovers gave high marks to the Friday concert. ‘All we have gotten are rave reviews. I think it was a huge success in spite of a lack of volunteers from what we are used to and the pandemic,’ Lee concluded.

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