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June 29, 2005

Cookie Monster Died and Went to Redmond • Idaho BBQ Championship Winners

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Cookie Monster Died and Went to Redmond

You ain't seen nothing 'til you've seen the world's largest s'more. Redmond, Oregon's claim to fame will soon be hosting the creation of a giant cookie when over 12,000 RVers across the nation trek to Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center to participate in the Great North American RV Rally, s'more ingredients in tow. Approximately 40,000 marshmallows, 40,000 graham crackers and 14,000 chocolate bars will be used to construct the s'more, which will cover 1,600 square feet and is expected to break the current world record of 1,600 pounds for the No. 1 slot in The Guiness Book of World Records. Construction will be over the course of three hours on July 13 as one of the activities of the RV Rally. "We look forward to having a lot of help with the s'more," said Bev Dalton, rally director. People from as far as Florida and Nova Scotia will participate. Jaws won't just drop in awe-these folks are prepared to eat the final product as well. Alka-Seltzer should be contacted immediately for sponsorship. For more information regarding the rally and s'more, visit www.rv.net/rally or call 1-877-749-7122.

Idaho BBQ Championship Winners

The winners of the 2nd Annual Idaho Barbecue Championships held in Boise's Ann Morrison Park on June 17 and 18 were announced at the closing ceremonies. The two-day state championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, hosted over 22 teams from around the West. The grand champion, Smokin With Sparx from Meridian will compete in the subsequent national competitions. The reserve grand champion (in case Smokin With Sparx turns to the vegetarian dark side), is Doc's Pit from Milton, Washington. First place for chicken is the Wood Slingers from Boise; in pork ribs, Badges, Brews & BBQ from Edgewood, Washington; in pork, Idaho BBQ from Boise; in beef brisket, Doc's Pit; and the Iron Chef award went to Boise's own, Who's Your Daddy. Congrats all, and a community thanks to attendees-all proceeds benefit the American Red Cross for disaster relief assistance, who along with the Double R Ranch and Albertsons, donated the remaining BBQ beef and side items to the Boise Rescue Mission.

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