An annual fundraising event for the Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center
WAUSAU, Wisconsin (WSAW) – The Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center in Wausau enjoys an annual event that tends to get a little complicated.
The 5th Annual Here Piggy Piggy Rib Cook-off took place on Saturday at the Trail Side Bar and Grill in Weston. The event had some pretty stiff competition. Everyone had the same ribs to cook, but the way they cooked them was the key, from the friction and gravy to the cooking method. Some participants had traditional gas grills, while others had heavy smokers.
This year saw 21 entries. Event organizer Andy Jurek said it is growing year after year.
“The guys cook all day and we let people go by and eat all of their ribs. A bit of competition is involved, but at the end of the day everyone is just there to have a good time, ”Jurek said.
All of the money raised through registration fees and sweepstakes went to Stable Hands. The organization uses equine-assisted therapy and activities to help children and adults with special needs, as well as veterans injured or suffering from PTSD. Over $ 9,200 was raised for the annual event.
NewsChannel 7 staff Dale Ryman, Kassandra Sepeda and Holly Chilsen were judges in the rib competition. The ribs were rated based on their appearance, tenderness, texture, flavor and uniqueness.
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