Wanted competitors ages 4-17 for KidsQue Nation cook-off

Do your kids like to cook? Are they competitive? If you answered yes, then sign them up to compete in the KidsQue Nation Cook-off held in association with Cowboy Homecoming and Turn N Burn, March 11. The event will be held at the Atascosa River Park. Children ages, 4-17, who participate, will be provided with two pork chops from Granzin’s and charcoal and fire starters from Western Wood.

Each participant will need to bring their own pit, cooking necessities and supplies. All cooking will take place in the designated KidsQue area at the baseball field at the Atascosa River Park. Parental supervision is required. However, the child should be responsible for prepping, seasoning, cooking, and presenting their entry.

One free KidsQue entry is included with a paid entry for the IBCA Turn N Burn cook-off. If your child isn’t with a barbecue team, the contest is still open to the public and a registration fee of $25 will be collected prior to the cook-off. All entrants must pre-register online by visiting kidsquenation.wufoo.com/forms/turn-n-burn-kidsque/.

Some 400 judges are needed for both KidsQue Nation and Turn N Burn to help find the best of the best in three categories, brisket, chicken and ribs. “Judges are a critical part for both events. We absolutely depend on the public to come out and help us with that by judging. The KidsQue event doesn’t require as many judges as Turn N Burn, but we still need them and our kids need them because they work so hard,” said Steve Jimenez, Director, KidsQue Nation.

Prizes for children who place in different age divisions are up for grabs as well as cash prizes that will add up to big bucks. Last year, around $6,600 was generously donated to the KidsQue winners by businesses and individuals.

“The money that was given to the kids last year was completely unexpected. Any money these kids are able to walk away with will be greatly appreciated. It blew our mind and we hope even more money will be collected for the kid cooks this year,” said Jimenez.

For more information or to sponsor this event, you may contact the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce or E-mail kidsquenation@outlook.com. Look for updates on their Facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/kidsquenation.

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