Our Spring BBQ was a raging success to say the least. We had record breaking numbers in both crowds and dollars. Overwhelmed with positive emotions is a least of the words that I can use to describe how the day went.
We are so thankful for all the help we received this year. Thank you to our sponsors...Advanced Pro, MSE and John Mull's Meats. Without them, it would have been very difficult to fund the event.
Huge thank you's go out to all the guys who offered to help our with the cooking. It was quite an undertaking. We prepared a 90+ pound whole hog, 12 racks of ribs plus a big stash of rib tips, 7 briskets, 4 pork butts, 7 dozen hot dogs and 40 pounds of leg quarters.
Mike, Scott and Timm started in about 11:00pm Friday night prepping the hog to go in the pit by midnight.
The rest of the crew came in the morning to trim chicken, and get the ribs, brisket and butts into the pits.
They did an amazing job!
Yes, you are seeing correctly...we had 3 large pits going to cook all the meat...
and a grill for the hot dogs.
Thanks to Scott, Mike, Leon, Steve, and Robert for pulling off this ginormous effort.
And, we can't thank Jason with Satisfied Hogs for the use of their pit. That's huge, because I don't think Timm would lend out our pit to anyone...okay, maybe just one or two people.
My brother, Nelson and my dad, Don carved up the hog for everyone.
Chris and Robert got all the tables covered.
Chris also made sure we got a bounce house for the kids and put together to looping video about K9s for Warriors.
We had about 190 people come out for the event. (I think missed a few at check in)
No one went hungry Saturday, that is for sure.
Thanks to Veronica and Marty for handling the silent auction. There were some great prizes in those baskets, along with 2 wreaths from Twiddlebugz, a quilt donated by Jane, and some yummy homemade goodies from Say Hello to My Little Smoker. They also managed to get 2 tickets to Blue Man Group and a night's stay at Monte Carlo. We raffled that prize off.
Timm even climbed up on the rook to get a photo for K9s for Warriors 'Stop 22' campaign. Notice every has two fingers up on each hand...22.
We are so proud to be able to host this event and even more pleased to be able to donate 100% of donations to K9s for Warriors to help train and place rescue dogs with our veteran warriors suffering from PTSD and TBI. All together, $6005 was collected through the event page on their website and collections at the barbecue. Our friends, family and co-workers gave with their hearts. God's hands were on this whole event that's for sure.
It was on honor to host our annual Spring BBQ and to have it benefit an organization that supports two things so close to our hearts...our veterans and our furry friends...and when they are put together, its even better. We look forward to being able to work with them again and want to continue to support their efforts.
Again, thank you to Advanced Pro, MSE, and John Mull's Meats for their sponsorship. Thank to all our volunteers...Mike Verner, Leon Drew, Steve Roy, Robert Schnerch, Scott and Christy Martin, Mark Fosdick, Chris an Bri Martin, Don and Jane Grandjean, Nelson Grandjean, Samantha Patterson, Marty and Veronica Coon, Tony and Brenda Lloyd. Thanks to Gay Guymon for the 6 trays of desserts, Larry and Susan, and Tony and Brenda for the use of their cornhole games and to Jason from Satisfied Hogs for the use of his pit. Thank you to all who gave services and/or items to the silent auction as well. You guys all rock!
Thank you to everyone for all the support you gave us and K9s for Warriors. Please 'Like' them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, and be sure to check out their website at K9sForWarriors.org.
It really was a weekend of firsts...1st year for this contest, our 1st IBCA contest, our 1st first place in any category, and our first GC.
We had a great time in Logandale at the Fall Festival and IBCA BBQ contest. Friday night local kids and their parents came out to Trunk or Treat. Lots of kids, fun costumes, and candy. There was a carnival, craft show and lots of good times to be had.
This was our first IBCA sanctioned contest. There are a few differences like turn in times are one hour apart instead of 30 minutes with 20 minute turn-in windows instead of 10 minutes. It was really pretty relaxing, giving us time to socialize more.
We had a great cook! We walked in every category...top three in every category in fact. We are pleased to receive our very first Grand Champion placement! That's right...GC!
We feel very blessed.
We are also so proud of Adam and his mom,Jackie with Stoked to Smoke. He walked every category and received his first Reserve Grand Champion!
Nevada BBQ Association members had great results at this contest. Six teams competed and all six teams got several calls. Congrats to Swine Thyme USA, SCORCH, BBQ Nerds, Butts and Racks, Stoked to Smoke and ourselves, Trailhound Smokers BBQ.
We are celebrating our state's 150 anniversary of statehood today, 10/31/2014.
All year, there have been many events around the state to commemorate this event. We are celebrating this day at the Logandale Fall Festival. It's an officially sanctioned event celebrating Nevada's statehood.
We'll be part of the barbecue contest going on out there Saturday. Come on out, there lots going on including a car show, carnival, lots of bluegrass music, trunk or treating and more.
We invested many years into the Scouting program with our own boys and their friends. I still believe it is one of the best character building programs for boys there is. We had the honor of catering Adam's Court of Honor, and even though he isn't our Boy Scout we feel like he is one of our own.
Adam and his mom, Jackie.
Not only is Adam a fine young man, high school marching band member, and Eagle Scout...he's also a growing competition BBQ pit master!
We know how boys love to eat, so we prepared for that fact when planning for this one. No one went hungry and we saw some very full plates leaving the kitchen...seconds for many, and even thirds for some.
There's nothing better than seeing a room full of people enjoy the food you prepared for them.
Congratulations Adam! We're proud of you! See you on the BBQ trail.
It's spring in the southwest...that means the weather is great and folks are enjoying their time outside. For us, that means a busy BBQ time. We've been blessed with quite a few catering jobs over the last couple of months but the one that really stands out is cooking for the 820th Red Horse Squadron at Nellis AFB.
We catered their spring family event in March for 350 people. When hearing back from them they said they loved it, got rave reviews and even heard we won over a few Texans with our brisket. That is a huge compliment in itself.
This month, we were honored to hear from them to cater their homecoming celebration for the troops coming home from Afghanistan. This is such an honor for us to provide the food for an important event for them.
Timm and I (Crystal) both grew up close to Nellis AFB and have great respect for all the armed forces but the Air Force is dear to us and the Airmen that work in all aspects to protect our country.
We heard back again...they loved and devoured the food. That means so much to us!