La Mancha Cookoff raises money for charitable cause
Chilly temperatures didn’t stop barbecue teams from coming out to duel it out for trophies, prize money and bragging rights at the annual LaMancha Barbecue Contest on Saturday.
The competition included vendor booths, auction items and a dog contest. There were nine categories which included salsa, ribs, margarita, Bloody Mary, chili, chicken, beans, brisket, and Dutch oven dessert. Cagle’s Cooking took first place in beans, ribs, chicken, margarita and people’s choice. Wood’s BBQ took first in salsa. Smoking Pigs took first in the Bloody Mary category. Breckenridge team Boss BBQ comprised of Doug Beaty, Rex Baker, Melissa Baker and Janet Washburn Carmichael, and brought home first place in both the brisket and Dutch oven dessert. Beaty’s son, Johnny, won first and second in the dog costume contest.
The money raised in this competition was donated to the Care4Rescue organization that rescues animals area wide.