Ste. Genevieve County companies and organizations are among the sponsors for a barbecue competition that will take place Saturday, March 16, in Perry County to benefit veterans.
The barbecue competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Richardet Floor Covering in Perry County.
Meals are available at 11 a.m.; a live auction will begin at 2 p.m.; and winners of the competition will be announced at 3:30 p.m.
Gold sponsors include Holcim (U.S.), Inc.; American Legion Post 150 and Rozier’s Country Mart. Silver sponsor include American Legion Post 150 Sons of American Legion organization.
Shuttles will be available to take people to Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, which includes a full-size reproduction of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Okenfuss will auction off donated items.
Hall of Fame football player Jackie Smith will be present to recognize the sponsors and do some announcing. Other dignitaries will be present.
All funds raised this year will go to Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial.
(Information in a release from American Legion Post 150.)