October 14—A big crowd gathered at Partin Park in Lyons Saturday for the Eighth Annual Real Squeal BBQ and Music Festival. Nearly thirty professional teams competed in four categories for prize money. Each team was required to cook chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. The 2017 Grand Champion was “Smoke Me Silly BBQ” Robert Vanderipe and Lex Vanegas a husband and wife team from Madison, Alabama.
The 2017 Backyard or Amateur Champion was “Fat Daddy P’s BBQ” Paul and Edie Holmes a husband and wife team from Dublin