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Rib Cook-off is Saturday

(The 23rd Annual Holtville Athletic Club Rib Cook-off)….It is one of the largest single day events in Imperial County.

It will be held Saturday at Samaha Park in Holtville. Officials say 21 teams have been invited to participate in this year’s event. 12,000 pounds of pork ribs have been purchased for the event. They expect between 10,000 and 15,000 to attend this years event. Music will be provided throughout the day by four live bands. Over $10,000 in prizes will be awarded Saturday. $1,000 will go to the team judged to have prepared the best Barbecue ribs. The judging will again be conducted by members of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Side dishes and booths will also be judged. Fish tacos and Homemade Ice Cream will also be available. Proceeds from the event go to benefit youth athletics, education and other youth activities. Gates open at 10:00 Saturday morning and the event will continue until the ribs are all gone.