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September 14--  Organizers of the upcoming "Real Squeal Lyons Barbecue and Music Festival" are happy to learn that a leading professional barbecue cook will be in the competition in October.

Alexa Britton of the Lyons Better Hometown office reports, "We got word today that Myron Mixon from Unadilla, Georgia who is on the show "Pit Masters" and who's team is called "Jack's Old South" will be coming to the Real Squeal to compete.  We're real excited about it.  He's got quite a following and he's made a name for himself, and we're real happy he's coming."

In its first year last year, the Real Squeal attracted 29 professional teams and this year already has 40 confirmed and they're hoping for as many as 50 teams.

The professional competition will be in Partin Park Saturday, October 8, with the amateur "Backyard Barbecue Contest" the day prior, Friday, October 7th in downtown Lyons.  If you'd like to enter, contact Alexa at 526-6445.

Full details about all the events during the two-day festival can be found at