2012 Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival, New Location Proves A Success!

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August 20, 2012(Springfield, MO)…All the bills are paid and the audits are done for the 13th Annual Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival and now it’s time to distribute $150,000, to seven children’s agencies in the Ozarks. This year’s proceeds bring the 13 year total to $1,155,000 distributed by Rotary’s Rock n Ribs, to children’s charities in the Springfield area. A new location this year at the Community Blood Center drew a record number of 60 teams and an estimated 35,000 in attendance.

Rock n Ribs Bar-B-Q Festival is presented by the five Rotary Clubs’ and the Rotaract Club of Springfield. This was the 13th year for the festival. Over 1,000 Rotarians and community volunteers worked on the event April 20-21, 2012. Rock n Ribs is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event and this year 60 BBQ cooking teams competed for blue ribbon bragging rights. The Rotary Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival has become one of the best know events in the area, and one of the most anticipated.

“The success of the Rock ‘n Ribs event weekend is reflected in the commitment of our generous sponsors, Rotarians, all the volunteers and all those who attend the festival for great food and family fun,” comments Steve Scott, Rock ‘n Ribs chair. “We are so happy that we can present the organizations with these checks. We know that these proceeds help create positive, long-lasting changes in the lives of at-risk children in the Ozarks.”

Beginning on Tuesday, August 21, Rock ‘n Ribs Executive Committee will present checks to seven charities at one of the seven Rotary Clubs in Springfield. A board representative and agency executive from each agency will accept the check from the Rotary Club President. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00am
Springfield North Rotary Club
Doubletree Hotel
2431 N Glenstone
President: Gloria Roling
Recipient: Ozark Trails Boy Scouts

Tuesday, August 21, Noon
Springfield Rotary
Kentwood Hall
701 East St. Louis
President: Bernie McCarty
Recipient: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tuesday, August 21, 5:00pm
Springfield Metro Rotary Club
President: Missy Heinle
Building 425
425 W Walnut
Recipient: Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck

Wednesday, August 22, 7:00am
Springfield Sunrise Rotary
President: Loren Lundstrom
Twin Oaks County Club
1020 E Republic Road
Recipient: Harmony House

Wednesday, August 22, Noon
Rotaract
President: Adrienne McCoy
Building 425
425 W Walnut
Recipient: Good Samaritan Boys Ranch

Thursday, August 23, Noon
Springfield Southeast Rotary Club
President: Laura Ward
St John’s Cancer Center, 2nd floor
2055 S Fremont
Recipient: Boys and Girls Town

Thursday, August 30, Noon
Springfield Southeast Rotary Club
President: Laura Ward
St John’s Cancer Center, 2nd floor
2055 S Fremont
Recipient: YMCA

Preparations are already underway for the 2013 Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival. For additional information on the festival including this year’s winners, please visit www.rocknribs.com.

For additional information on the upcoming Rock ‘n Ribs check presentations, please contact Kristin McDaniel at 417.840.7463, Steve Scott at 417.838.7995 or Julie Conway at 417.350.9694.