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Kookers Kare 2018 Annual Winter Fun Fest

Save the date, February 17, 2018 for Kookers Kare Annual pot luck dinner, Winter FunFest. There will be fun, food and a great time and as always a chance to win free contest entries for the 2018 BBQ season. Bring a side dish, your own beverages and again Kookers Kare will provide two whole hogs and desert. The venue will be the same, Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66202.

Each year the party gets bigger and better. Last year’s theme “BBQ Olympics” was a hit. This year our theme will be “BBQ Sports” with a few BBQ inspired sporting competitions where you and your table can compete against your BBQ friends in sports like “Washers” or “Bean Bag Toss”. Dress in your favorite sports attire. There will be something special for the winners. We will release more details and instructions on how to participate as we get closer to the event. We are looking at another sellout crowd so get your tickets early at Last year we raffled off over 30 BBQ Contest Entries and loads of door prizes.

We again would like to thank all the teams and volunteers who helped out at the American Royal Food Rescue. You can find out how you can help Kookers Kare and participate in some of our events during the year.

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation to get in on the drawing for a Tappecue Ultimate BBQ Thermometer. For each 5 items you bring you will get a chance to win a system that allows you to monitor temperatures from anywhere on your smartphone or tablet. Bring a canned ham and get 10 tickets.

Thanks to the donations of time and money from competitive BBQ teams and the people in the BBQ community all around the Midwest, Kookers Kare was able to donate $2,500.00 to Harvesters Turkey fund. This provided turkeys to hundreds of families this past Thanksgiving. We were also able to donate $12,000.00 to Harvesters Back Snack program which will provide 48 children with weekend meals for an entire school year. Donations to local food pantries and shelters were also possible thanks to the BBQ communities continued support of Kookers Kare. Thank you to all those who support Kookers Kare.