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Smoke Rises from Gateway Harbor
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Smoke Rises from Gateway Harbor

Next weekend, smoke will be rising from Gateway Harbor, BBQ smoke that is, when the Smokin Eagles International BBQ Festival begins it's fourth year event on Friday night and continues unitl 8 om Sunday. There will be plenty of good food, music and competition amoung the contest competitors that come from as far away as Canada and Virginia.  Sunday's events include a Kids BBQ competition where the kids get to be the star of the show and compete with turn ins of chicken and pork chops.

Event organizer, Roy "Honcho" Gregory is hoping this event becomes the signature Summer event for the Tonawandas area. "If more of our local businesses jump on board, we will be able to give back the proceeds to our community and local charities" says Gregory.  Gregory has applied for 501(3) status in the hopes that future events will raise large sums of money to be given to the charities around Western NEw York. "THis is all it has ever been about- giving back to our comunity".

Back again this year is International BBQ superstar, Rocky Danner. Rocky was here in Western New York earlier this year when the Smokin' Eagles sponsored a Southern BBQ cooking class at Artisan Kitchen and Baths this past April.  Mr. Danner is a past President of the World BBQ Association, BBQ Judge and writer for the NAtional BBQ News. 

THe fun begins Friday night with the vendors ready to serve up delicious BBQ to the dinner crowd and continures until Sunday night at 8pm.

 

 

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