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Ellaville hosts Smoke on the Square

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From the Oct. 30, 2019 issue of The Journal
By Linda Adams
   The rain held off and the cooking teams worked diligently to perfect their craft at the fourth annual Smoke on the Square BBQ Cook-Off in Ellaville on Saturday. 
   A good selection of food and unique items for sale at the booths entertained the crowds. The kids had a good time jumping, bouncing and sliding on all the blow-ups provided by SOWEGA. 
   The BBQ team of Burnin' Butts with Michael Hortman and Casey Brinson claimed the Grand Champion prize of $1,000 in the Cook-Off. Reserve Champion went to the Stompin' Donkey team of Jeff Schramm and Preston Harris for $750.
   Grand Champion Burnin' Butts team also won 2nd place in Chicken and 1st in Ribs. Reserve Champion Stompin' Donkey team also won 3rd place in chicken, 2nd place in ribs and 2nd place in butts.
   BG's Smokehouse won 1st place in chicken. Twisted Tails won 3rd place in ribs. Second Hand Smoke won 1st place in butts. Rack N Butts won 3rd place in butts.
   Prizes for 1st place were $350; for 2nd place $250; for 3rd place $150.
   The winner of the 50/50 Raffle was Cody Ellis. His take was $140.
   The winner of the Golf Cart Parade was The Harper Group, consisting of the Harper kids in a cart decorated with fall foliage and pumpkins.
   Major sponsors for the Cook-Off were Chad's Paint & Body and Harpers Tree & Stump Removal.