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January 24, 2014

Grills Gone Wild Festival coming to London

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain

Staff Writer

The Grills Gone Wild Barbecue Festival in London, which is being organized by the Inferno Group of Harrogate, Tenn., has announced additions to the festival in a press release.

According to President of the Inferno Group Travis Moody, Anesthesia Associates of Appalachia will be sponsoring a 5K. The run will take place in the streets of downtown London at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go the the Wounded Warrior Project.

The festival will also open up its competition to amateur BBQ enthusiasts by offering a backyard division. This will be sponsored by Jackson Propane Plus of London. Those who believe they have excellent barbecue are welcome to enter the competition. There will be more than $1,500 in prize money available.

“Since a lot of people don’t want to go up against pros, we’ve had a lot of interest in doing a backyard division,” Moody said. “Wayne Reed with Jackson Propane stepped up and sponsored this event. We’d like to thank him and Jackson Propane for all their support.”

The pro competition division is now one of seven contests in the Jim Beam BBQ Classic Showdown. For a pro team to make it there, they must compete in at least three of the seven events.The Jim Beam BBQ Classic will take place in Springfield on Oct. 3-4.

According to London-Laurel County Tourism Co-Director Rodney Hendrickson, around 30-35 professionals are expected to compete with around 5,000 attendees.

“It’s a pretty big deal when you can get a competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society,” Hendrickson said. He went on to say Kentucky’s governor declared Grills Gone Wild a Kentucky state championship barbecue.

Hendrickson said the Kansas City Barbeque Society will send people to teach a class on being a judge at a barbecue competition. The tuition is $85, and after completing the class a person can apply to be a judge at other barbecue competitions.

Big Adventure Inflatables will also be set up at the festival with plenty of activities for kids. Other activities include a cornhole tournament in which teams of participants must register in advance.

“There’s more people talking about this than any other event [London is planning],” Hendrickson said. “I think we’ll get a lot of notoriety.”

The Inferno Group is currently seeking sponsorship for the event. Interested businesses or individuals are requested to contact Eric Johnson or visit the Grills Gone Wild Barbeque Festival at www.GGWBBQ.com.

To stay up to date on the events of this festival, visit the Grills Gone Wild Barbeque Festival website.

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