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060922 twice the fun July4

July 4 celebration to feature back-to-back barbecue competitions

By Tony Farkas

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TRINITY — The city of Trinity will again host its Beat the Heat cook-off in conjunction with its July 4 celebration.

This year, though, it will be two competitions, scheduled for July 2-3.

This cook-off is IBCA sanctioned and will follow IBCA rules, and will be held at the Trinity Community Center, 604 S. Robb St.

Entry fee for each day’s cook-off is $250; there will be cash payouts for first through 15th places in all three IBCA meat categories.

Grand champions will receive $750, and $500 for reserve champions. Payouts for first are $725 and drop $50 for each subsequent placing. A $20,000 cash payout is guaranteed in each cook, and there will be a payout also overall grand and reserve champions for the doubleheader event.

As well as the competition, there will be side events, including Chef’s Choice and margaritas on July 1 and beans and Bloody Marys on July 2. Both events have a $25 entry fee and boast and 80 percent payout.

Also, there will be a junior competition on Saturday, and the fireworks show will be on Saturday at dusk.

Food and merchandise vendors also are welcome: merchandise booths 8x8 inside sites run $75 and food space $100. Space is limited.

Forms are available at cityoftrinity.com and completed forms can be mailed to City of Trinity, care of Steven Jones, P.O. Box 431, Trinity, TX 75862; emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or faxed to (936) 594-8364.

All checks should be made payable to the City of Trinity (deadline for paying by check is 5 p.m. Friday, June 17). Entry and payment deadline is 9 p.m. Friday, July 1.

Teams are welcome to set up starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, and stay through Tuesday, July 5.

For information, call (936) 594-2507 or visit cityoftrinity.com.

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