Rib off delivers with good food, lots of fun

Published 9:38 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Rock ‘n’ Ribs benefit fundraiser was held at Lions Fair Park Saturday as a way to raise money for the Black Belt Benefit Group’s Grow Selma garden.

Based on some of the feedback we’ve heard, the event was a big success. Twelve teams took part in the actual rib cooking competition, while everyone else walked around, enjoyed being out on a beautiful day and sampled some of the best ribs from all parts of the county.

The winners of the cookout — the Backyard Barbecue team — had never competed in the event before but had such a good time within a few hours that they knew they’d be back again.

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Everybody else in the competition probably wishes they’d stay home next year, but chances are, the team will be back to defend its title.

The rib off is a highly-anticipated event every year, and it continues to grow. The reasons are obvious. Just about everybody loves ribs, but it’s also all for a good cause.

We’re already looking forward to next year.