Piggin in the Park BBQ Competition
Date: July 19, 2019 – July 20, 2019
Event Description July 19th and 20th – Lee Newton Park, Jasper, GA
July 19th 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. * July 20th 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
35 Plus Professional Teams Competing. Also Backyard Burner Amateur Competition Kids Q Competition (Ages 6-10 and 11-15) Family Fun Zone Food Trucks and Brew Vendors Live Entertainment
Be sure to join us tomorrow for our Pro / Backyard BBQ Competition. We will have bbq, ice cold beer, coca-cola products, fresh squeezed lemonade shake’ups, shaved ice, kettle corn, live music & free kids zone w/obstacle course, face painting & tattoos …..grab the whole family and come on!!
Admission is Free
Piggin In the Park BBQ Benefitting Prevent Child Abuse Pickens
Have fun, great barbeque, and brew at the 1st annual Piggin In the Park barbeque competition in Jasper, GA scheduled for July 19th and 20th. The Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque will be hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP), and the proceeds will go to the organizations ongoing efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of our community’s children.
Are you aware that Pickens County has one of the highest rates of DFACS interventions per capita in Georgia? When DFACS has to remove a child from a home, even in the most extreme situations, it feels like a death to the child. The grief, emotional pain, and loneliness can be overwhelming, and they often have residuals for the remainder of their lives. This is why Prevent Child Abuse Pickens is so vitally important and works to keep families together and thriving.
PCAP has many very important programs that include Parents as Teachers, Footsteps for Families. The purpose of these programs is to teach parents how to provide nurturing home environments that result in happy, healthy, thriving children. Often, parents who participate in the PCAP programs themselves come from abusive or neglectful homes. Their greatest desire is to change the patterns of the past, they often have to learned the necessary skills to succeed. With PCAP, these willing parents have every opportunity to learn to be wonderful, loving parents.
Yes, it does take a village to make all of this possible. Funding for PCAP comes from fundraisers and donations. Without your help, PCAP could not provide the programs that are so badly needed in our County.
Please come out on July 19th and 20th for fun and great barbeque. In addition to the KCBS sanctioned competition, we are seeking backyard barbequers as well as children ages 6-15 to participate in our Kids Q competition. All the event details and participation forms are available at www.piggininthepark.com. The event will feature live entertainment, a kid and family fun zone, and more! Come be a part of making Pickens County families strong and successful. Our Kids, Our Future!