The Best Dam BBQ Cookoff is less than a week away!
I am excited about judging the Benton/West City Chamber of Commerce hosted event at the Rend Lake Dam Visitor Center. Hence the “best Dam” moniker.
This is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event and has been declared a State Championship Cookoff by the State of Illinois.
In conjunction with the cookoff, the Benton/West City Chamber of Commerce and the US Army Corps of Engineers host the annual Rend Lake Fireworks Display which attracts nearly 40,000 visitors to the area. The fireworks are set to take place on July 4th, 2010 at the Visitor Center.