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United Way hosts BBQ Battle, Foreign Car Show today

The United Way's BBQ Battle winner of last year’s People’s Choice award, for their tasty ribs, was “Uptown Barber-Q-ers”, the Uptown Salon team headed up by team captain Gary Evans. The 2014 competition is set for today at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley.
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The United Way of Nevada County has combined two of their annual events, the BBQ Battle and the Foreign Car Show into one huge event, that takes place today at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley.

The Foreign Car Show & BBQ Battle can now accommodate a larger crowd, more vendors and family-friendly activities, including a bounce house, a slip and slide, and a remote helicopter display.

There will be live music, a beer and wine tent, and fun for the entire family.



Bands performing include the Stamp Mill Stompers, Sutter Buttes Brass Ensemble and Michael Gregory of Cool Heat.

Foreign cars and motorcycles will be on display, and an award will be given to the most popular.




The gates open at 10 a.m., for viewing the cars. The barbecue competition begins at 12:30 p.m.

Barbecue teams will serve tastings to the public during the BBQ Battle.

This will be the eighth year that United Way has hosted the competition.

During last year’s BBQ Battle, there were delicious treats, such as St. Louis-style ribs, smoked tri-tip and zinfandel-chipotle glazed baby back ribs served. There will also be food vendors for those who would like something a little different.

There will be two raffle prizes given out: a Disney package (including Park Hopper passes) and a CharBroil grill with accessories.

There will also be several smaller raffle prizes given away throughout the day.

The proceeds from this event go toward the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund.

United Way of Nevada County envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability.

The mission of United Way of Nevada County is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

For information or tickets, call 530-274-8111.


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