Youth Town to Host 7th Annual BBQ Cookoff and Music Fest

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The 7th Annual BBQ and Music Fest to raise funds supporting Youth Town's Christ-centered programs for teens battling alcohol and substance addiction.

"Our volunteers are coming together to provide a fun day for people of all ages, while reaching out to young men and young women battling addictions." - Mike Roby, Youth Town Director of Development

Guests are encouraged to bring a canned food item for admission to Youth Town’s 7th Annual BBQ Cookoff and Music Fest 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. At noon, Morgan Lake will be dedicated in memory of Andrew Morgan, who was the grandson of Youth Town supporter Herb Morgan. Musical guests Jonathan Bradley Greer, Zane Bolton, Ryan Rooster Lee, Jay Steward and V.I.P. will provide entertainment throughout the day.

Canned good donations will go to Regional Inter-Faith Association (RIFA), as part of WoodmenLife’s Stamp Out Hunger Campaign. WoodmenLife’s national campaign this year is to end world hunger. Barbecue sales will benefit Youth Town, and a special booth will raise funds for Eden of Youth Town, which serves young women. Dozens of volunteers will serve throughout the day, including those representing Freed-Hardeman University, Lane College, Union University and University of Memphis-Lambuth.

A dozen teams will participate in a ribs, shoulders and anything butt championship barbecue competition. Barbecue will be for sale during the event. There will be free burgers, hot dogs, drinks and a host of family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, jumpers, a climbing wall and a car show. Vendors and car show entries can register by contacting Mike Roby at 731-234-5642 or mroby(at)youthtown(dot)net.

Proceeds fund programs serving troubled youth and their families at the Pinson Youth Town campus. “Our volunteers are coming together to provide a fun day for people of all ages, while reaching out to young men and young women battling addictions,” according to Roby, director of development for Youth Town.

Information about Youth Town’s mission is online at youthtown.net.

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