Our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival has come and gone for 2019.  We had 7 states covered from the BBQ Teams.  BBQ teams totaled 31 this year, up from only 15 last year.  They were from Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, South Dakota with the Grand Champion from Arkansas.  Judges also came from 7 different states such as Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida and Ohio.  We would like to thank our Sponsors this year, and with out them, we could not put on this BBQ competition. 

Nutrien Ag Solutions donated a trophy and also money for the 4-H scholarships. 

Shore Murphy- donated a trophy and also money to the 4H scholarships.

 Fabick Cat – donated the generator.

 Senco – donated light plants and a trophy

 Casey State Bank – Donated a trophy

Moe’s Liquor – Donated a trophy

DIY Rentals – Donated porta potties and picnic tables at reduced cost

First-Mid Bank – Donated the Tent

First Farmer’s Bank in Paris – Sold Water to go towards 4H scholarships & donated water for the judges

Kesler’s – Donated a roll off dumpster

Darrin & Christie Storm – Donated a trophy and their time to help with our festival.

Marshall Area Chamber – Donated money to help with scholarships

Paris Chamber- Donated bags for the judges to take home

D-I Supply – Donated forks for the Judges

McDonalds in Casey – Donated the Bread Trays for the Judging process

I would also like to thank our vendors for coming out that day.  I know it was extremely hot, but thank you for your cooperation on everything.  Thank you to our winery help that day, from trash pickup to tending bar.  Without each and everyone one of you, we could not have done it.  I would also like to thank my husband Patrick Wilson for everything and the countless hours we have put in to make this event one to remember and hopefully more to come in the future.  It is all worth it in the end, and we can continue to plan for the next years festival.  3rd Annual BBQ competition will be combined with our 10 year anniversary party for the winery.  So, two big events in 1 jam packed weekend!  Stay tuned for details as they become available.

Thanks again,

Sonya Wilson

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