Thursday, July 13, 2006

Grand Rapids Turkey Cook-off

Hello, Fellow BBQ-ers!

Just wanted to let you know about another unique West Michigan BBQ opportunity...October 28 will be the Third Annual Grand Rapids Turkey Cook-Off. Our champion from the first two years, Julie Applegate, is moving to the role of turkey tasting judge; paving the way for a brand new champion. Come join us and earn the bragging rights for yourself!

If you are unfamiliar with the GRTCO, it is a non-profit event benefitting Toys for Tots. This year we will have a change in venue as we are moving to the Marine ReserveTraining Facility on Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are looking at this as a great chance to honor our local service men and women while supporting their work for our community's children. All this and turkey too!

There is a new category for competition this year with our under 16 cooks competing for the title of Junior Champion. To reign as the Champion and have your name added to the plaque at Blake's Turkey Sandwich Shoppe, you need to have the highest combined scores from the Open and Whole Turkey Categories. For more information, see the attached rules document.

As an added incentive to register early, there is a free turkey for the first 20 teams to register!

For more information, go to our website at or send me an e-mail at Please put GRTCO in the subject line so I don't miss your message if it is hung up by my firewall program. (They tell me I need this program, but is sure is a pain sometimes!)

Wishing you each a marvelous bbq season and see you at Silver Lake!
Sheryl O'Connor
GRTCO Planning Committee

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