Holy Smoke #14

The fourteenth annual Holy Smoke Christian Grilling Competition was held Saturday April 1, 2017 at the old school in the Centerpoint community of Preston Ga. The event is sponsored by Macedonia Baptist Church.   

It was a great day with sunshine and pleasant temperatures all day long.  Fourteen Christian oriented teams donated (thirteen competed) entry fees to the cause for a total of $1,500.00 between them.

Gospel singing began at 10:15 a.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. with well-known singers from the surrounding area and as far away as Manchester Ga. Each of these individuals or groups gave of their time to help in this mission project. They were: (1st) Dayspring Trio, (2nd) Three Generations , (3rd)Young Spirit, (4th)Truly Blessed, (5th)Bubba Cobb, Harvey Wills & Robert Earl, (6th) Russ Kern, and last but not least was Southern Sound.

Bar-B-Que plates were sold for the noon and evening meals with all proceeds of the day being divided equally between the Ga. Baptist Children’s home in Meansville Ga. and the Methodist Children’s home in Americus.

After the evening meal the judging totals were announced with trophies being given for the first three places in each category and for Grand Champion.

The Grand Champion of the 2017 BBQ competition (that included all entries except cakes) was Shiloh Baptist Church with 1st & 2nd runners up being Preston Baptist and Oakland Baptist, respectively.

The evening ended with local auctioneer, Billy Black, auctioning off the cake entries. This part of the event itself raised $2,830.00 and the Grand Total that was divided equally between the Methodist Children's Home in Americus and the Ga. Baptist Children's Home in Meansville was  $6,983.45  Slightly less than last year's total but still a great day of fellowship and fun with brothers and sisters in Christ.

We thank each of the cooking teams, singers, judges, workers and supporters that made this year’s Holy Smoke another huge success.

We also give a special thank you outside of the Macedonia family to Terry @ Adams Food Center for his continued support and to Paul Stull @ Sunrise Graphics for the trophy decals and to Peggy Jo Scott from Richland Methodist for running the judging room for us.

**************** The donating teams this year were: **********************

Pleasant Hill Baptist (Dawson)
Shiloh Baptist (Americus)
Macedonia Baptist (Centerpoint)
Richland Methodist (Richland)
did not compete
Preston Baptist (Preston)
Lumpkin Methodist (Lumpkin
Weston Baptist (Weston)

New Bethel Baptist (Dawson)
Sasser Baptist (Sasser)
Antioch Baptist (Seminole)
Ellaville Baptist (Ellaville)
Bluffton Baptist (Bluffton)
Lumpkin Baptist (Lumpkin)
Oakland Baptist (Oakland)


2017 Grand Champions

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1st - Weston Baptist
Right - Left

2nd - Macedonia Baptist
3rd -Lumpkin Baptist

BBQ Boston Butt
1st - Antioch Baptist
Right - Left

2nd - Lumpkin Baptist
3rd - New Bethel Baptist

 BBQ Ribs
1st - Preston Baptist

2nd - Pleasant Hill Baptist.
3rd -Macedonia Baptist
BBQ Chicken
1st - Bluffton Baptist

2nd - Shiloh Baptist.
3rd - Oakland Baptist
BBQ Sauce
1st - Lumpkin Baptist

2nd -Shiloh Baptist
3rd - Lumpkin Methodist



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