Friday, July 6, 2012

Kittery Fire, Police & Estates Compete in Barbecue Throw Down to Benefit Food Pantry

The first annual Kittery Barbecue Throw Down will be on Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. at Kittery Estates, 220 State Road in Kittery.
The barbecue battle will be a friendly competition between the Kittery Fire Department, Kittery Police Benevolent Association and Kittery Estates. Teams from the three groups will be competing for bragging rights and a trophy while proceeds will benefit Footprints Food Pantry in Kittery.
The public is invited to attend and support their favorite team. Each team will submit their best barbecue ribs using secret rubs and recipes while a team of judges will select the winner.  The barbecuing competition will begin at 3 p.m. Kittery Estates will offer a drive-through barbecue plate for the public for $5 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Footprints. Judging will take place at 5 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Kittery Estates will also be accepting non-perishable food donations for Footprints. 
Already the competing teams are posturing.  Patrolman Brian Cummer of the Kittery Police Benevolent Association is confident his team will win. “We are looking forward to smoking the Fire Department in this competition,” Cummer says. “This competition is a friendly rivalry against our friends in the Fire Department and Kittery Estates while benefiting our community’s food pantry, Footprints.”
Barbara Fernald, executive director of Footprints is thrilled to be the beneficiary. “This time of year our Food Pantry is running low and proceeds from this event will allow us to replenish to help many people in need. We are grateful for the opportunity to be aligned with this fun event,” says Fernald.
Please contact Kittery Estates at 207-438-9111 with any questions.