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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | September 24, 2012
The leaves are turning as quickly as the pages on the calendar. Funks-town is bustling with activities and squeezing in a few before October. Barbecue season is not quite over yet. The volunteers at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. are firing up the grill to usher out September with pit beef, Italian sausage and barbecue chicken. Baked goods will also be for sale.  The barbecue will be Saturday, starting in the morning. Bingo planned at fire station On Sunday, Emma K. Doub Elementary and other community projects will benefit from a Longaberger basket bingo at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. The doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. There will be food available and 25 games are on the menu as well.  For tickets, call Mike Line at 301-667-1212.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | August 27, 2013
On Saturday, the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken and pit beef barbecue before the annual duck race.   There will be chicken and pit beef, along with ham and Italian sausage sandwiches. A baked goods sale also will be held.  The barbecue begins at 9:30 a.m. Stick around for the duck race, which begins at 2 p.m. Plastic ducks, which will float down Antietam Creek, are for sale and can be purchased by contacting the fire company.   There also will be a grocery raffle.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | August 19, 2011
Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 will sell 150 halves of barbecued chicken in front of the Jefferson Security Bank on the Square in Sharpsburg Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 10 a.m. Dinners cost $7 for half a chicken with baked beans and a roll. The meal costs $6 for half a chicken and one roll. The event will be held rain or shine. Burke to speak at Sharpsburg Library   Shepherd University professor Dawne Burke will share her research on Storer College at Sharpsburg Library Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.   Storer College was established as the Harpers Ferry Mission school in 1865 by the Free Will Baptist Mission School.  Storer was the first African-American college in West Virginia and was established to educate former slaves.
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November 13, 2012
Mason-Dixon BBQ Services invites local cooks to enter a chicken wing competition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Program to provide Christmas presents to children in need in Franklin County, Pa., and Washington County. Mason-Dixon BBQ is at 1542 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa. The public is invited to attend and help judge the competition. Prizes including $250 cash, $100 in gift cards and free admission to future mason Dixon events will be awarded in three categories.
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May 1, 2012
Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering's competition barbecue team, 420Q, have proof its barbecue is tasty. The team, 420Q, was named Maryland State Champion for the second year in a row and overall Grand Champion in the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival held April 20-22,  in Salisbury, Md. Jay Reeder, owner and pitmaster of Hempen Hill BBQ and 420Q, competed against 113 professional barbecue competition teams at the nation's second largest Kansas City...
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May 1, 2010
Name of business: Mason-Dixon BBQ Services Owner: Eric Forrester Address: 1542 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa. Opening date: Retail store opened April 3 Products and services: "Mason-Dixon sells a full line of commercial charcoal and LP gas hog roasters, chicken roasters, barrel smokers, grills, LP gas portable fryers and portable sinks. We also rent these units out for use at large events - family reunions, church events, street fairs, fundraisers, etc. "Mason-Dixon also is involved in Kansas City Barbeque Society competitions and carries sauces and rubs created and used by competition teams on the KCBS barbecue circuit - stuff that can't be found in supermarkets.
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August 15, 2005
FREDERICK, Md. - The Best Barbecue in Frederick contest will be held in conjunction with Trinity School of Frederick's first Barbecue, Blues & Bluegrass Festival from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, on the school grounds at 6040 New Design Road. Cooks are invited to bring their beef, chicken or pork, smoker, steamer or grill, and all the fixings to compete. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in the professional and individual categories. Registration costs $50 and includes one free admission ticket to the festival, and a specially designed barbecue apron.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 29, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - In the Rollses' household, the most peaceful sound is the sizzle of pork fat dripping onto an open flame. Led by dad, Dave Rolls (aka Chili Dave), 41, the family of four travels the state competing in barbecue contests. Barbecue is what brings family members together. The family is preparing for the upcoming New Holland SummerFest BBQ Competition & Bike Ride in New Holland, Pa., at the end of August. Each family member plans to enter a dish, Dave Rolls said.
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April 11, 2013
Washington County will play host to a professional barbecue competition Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Fort Ritchie in Cascade.  Dubbed “The Memorial Day Pignic,” the competition will feature 45 to 60 professional barbecue teams from the East Coast competing for more than $7,500 in cash prizes and awards.  Many of the teams competing have been featured on the TV show “BBQ Pitmasters” and include the KCBS National Team of...
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | September 9, 2013
Screen doors are in full use.  Rows of canned peaches, pears, and tomatoes line the pantry shelves. I feel blessed. Marine Corps Ball slated in November at Hager Hall Do you realize why we have the privilege of enjoying all of the freedoms that we embrace and live with?  All of the service men and women who so selflessly give up their comforts of daily living to ensure our freedoms - that's who we should thank. One of the service branches will be celebrating its 238th birthday  with the Marine Corps Ball on Friday, Nov. 15, at Hager Hall.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | August 27, 2013
On Saturday, the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken and pit beef barbecue before the annual duck race.   There will be chicken and pit beef, along with ham and Italian sausage sandwiches. A baked goods sale also will be held.  The barbecue begins at 9:30 a.m. Stick around for the duck race, which begins at 2 p.m. Plastic ducks, which will float down Antietam Creek, are for sale and can be purchased by contacting the fire company.   There also will be a grocery raffle.
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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | July 31, 2013
After spending a few days in Texas earlier this summer, I felt I needed a spicy edition -  Texas style.  Now as a Pittsburgh fan, Texas has issues for me, but in the food world I'm all over the Texas style of cooking and all things Cue. (That's barbecue.) You can easily change up the recipe to incorporate bone in chicken or purchase skinless chicken breasts.  Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Chef Ambassador to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
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Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | July 26, 2013
The Maugansville Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station. The barbecue chicken costs $4.50 for one-half chicken only. Chicken, including baked beans, applesauce and a roll costs $6.50. All proceeds assist in funding operations of the fire company.   Business women switch meeting site The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women will hold its future meetings at the Fireside Restaurant at Hagerstown-Ramada near Valley Mall.
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By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2013
If you ask Eric Forrester, he will say barbecue is an art form. And Forrester, owner of Mason-Dixon BBQ Services near Greencastle, Pa., promised there will be plenty of art at the Memorial Day Pignic on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Fort Ritchie. The inaugural two-day event will feature its own arts festival, a music festival, and three barbecue competitions. “Barbecue is very American. That's why people enjoy it so much. There are very few American forms of culinary art,” Forrester said.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | May 20, 2013
As the school year winds down, it's time for the concerts that the schools' choral groups have been preparing for this spring.  The E. Russell Hicks Middle School chorus concert will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the South Hagerstown High School auditorium.  On Thursday, the E. Russell Hicks Middle School orchestra will hold its concert at the middle school at 7 p.m. Chicken barbecue The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a...
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By JESSICA MANUEL | Special to The Herald-Mail | May 1, 2013
What better way to kick off the countdown to summer than with some good food and good music while supporting local arts? The third annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue on Saturday, May 4, at The Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa., is a party just for that.  Proceeds of the event benefit The Capitol Theatre Center Foundation, a nonprofit organization to help support the arts. Last year, more than 700 people came out, and this year organizers are hoping for more. “We are looking for this year's Blues, Brews and Barbecue to be even bigger and better than our event last year,” said Melanie Meyers, chair of the event.
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April 11, 2013
Washington County will play host to a professional barbecue competition Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Fort Ritchie in Cascade.  Dubbed “The Memorial Day Pignic,” the competition will feature 45 to 60 professional barbecue teams from the East Coast competing for more than $7,500 in cash prizes and awards.  Many of the teams competing have been featured on the TV show “BBQ Pitmasters” and include the KCBS National Team of...
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November 13, 2012
Mason-Dixon BBQ Services invites local cooks to enter a chicken wing competition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Program to provide Christmas presents to children in need in Franklin County, Pa., and Washington County. Mason-Dixon BBQ is at 1542 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa. The public is invited to attend and help judge the competition. Prizes including $250 cash, $100 in gift cards and free admission to future mason Dixon events will be awarded in three categories.
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