|Westside Community Park Committee Chair Dennis Rollins samples the grilled delights at a past “Grillin’ on the Green” event to benefit Westside Community Park in Lakeport, Calif. Courtesy photo.|
LAKEPORT, Calif. – Amateur and professional grillers alike will want to mark their calendars and start planning their entries for this year’s Grillin’ on the Green fundraiser to benefit Westside Community Park in Lakeport.
The fourth annual barbecue competition event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Westside Community Park, 1401 Westside Park Road.
Each year Grillin’ on the Green attracts a larger number of attendees who enjoy a barbecue cook-off, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a car show.
The Westside Community Park fundraising committee invites the public to attend and participate in the festivities, said Westside Community Park Committee Chair Dennis Rollins.
“We are looking forward to another fun afternoon with this year’s Grillin’ on the Green,” said Rollins. “The fundraising committee works hard to present this event each year. They do an exceptional job getting community groups involved in the cook-off, plus we have several activities for kids, an excellent display of classic cars from two local car clubs, and entertainment by local musicians.”
Organizations and individuals are encouraged to face off in the grilling competition.
Individuals and groups, from backyard barbecuers to professional grillers, have an opportunity to compete in the cook-off. There is no entry fee.
Each contestant is required to provide his/her own setup and samples of the chef’s “grillin’” specialty for 300 people. The competition will culminate in a presentation of the People’s Choice Awards.
The Park Committee is also seeking sponsorships for this year’s event, said Cindy Ustrud, a member of the team organizing the event. Levels of sponsor recognition are $100, $300, $500, $1,000, $3,000 and $5,000. Sponsors will be recognized at the Grillin’ on the Green event.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the next phase of development of Westside Community Park.
Westside Community Park is a city of Lakeport recreational facility that was established 14 years ago.
The nonprofit Park Committee is developing the park in conjunction with the city of Lakeport, volunteers and numerous contributions by individuals and businesses dedicated to constructing a recreational facility for the youth and adults of Lake County.
For cook-off entry forms or additional information about the event and the barbecue competition, contact Ustrud, 707-263-7091, or Rollins, 707-349-0969.
|The annual “Grillin’ on the Green” event helps raise funds for ongoing improvements at Westside Community Park in Lakeport, Calif. Courtesy photo.|