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Special to the News-Standard

TRINITY — The city of Trinity is seeking entries for its Beat the Heat BBQ Cook-Off to be held in conjunction with the annual July 4 celebration.

The cook-off will be held at The City of Trinity Community Center, 604 S. Robb St., on July 3, a Saturday.

The IBCA-sponsored event boasts a $20,000 guaranteed cash payout for a $250 entry fee. The deadline for entries and payments is July 2.

Cash payouts will be given for first through 10th places in all three IBCA meat categories — chicken, pork spareribs and brisket.

There also are additional jackpots:

•Friday Night: Chef’s choice and margaritas (two events), $25 entry per event, 100 percent payout.

•Saturday: Beans and Bloody Marys (two events), $25 entry per event, 100 percent payout.

Payouts will be given for first through third places, and will be determined by number of entries.

Junior Pitmasters of America is sponsoring a youth beef steak cookoff as well. Entrants must be between the ages of 7-17, must be able to trim, season, cook and present steaks unassisted, and must supply a prep table, seasonings and cooking utensils, and food gloves.

Entry fee is $25, and there will be payout for first through third places.

A fireworks show will be held at dusk on Saturday, July 3.

For information or online registration, go to www.cityoftrinity.com, or by calling Steven Jones at (936) 662-2319 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Entry forms are available to submit by mail or fax as well.

Cook-Off Schedule

Friday, July 2

3-6 p.m. Tray pickup

6 p.m. Head cooks meeting

7 p.m. Chef’s Choice turn-in

8 p.m. Margarita turn-in

Saturday, July 3

10 a.m. Bloody Mary turn-in

11 a.m. Bean turn-in

Noon Chicken turn-in — two (2) separate 1/2 fully jointed chicken halves (to include breast, wing, thigh and drumstick.)

1:30 p.m. Pork spareribs (9 individual pieces)

2:30 p.m. Kid's Que meat pick up

3 p.m. Brisket (9 slices)

3:30 p.m. Kid's Que turn-in

Awards for both Kid's Que and IBCA BBQ time to be determined.

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