American Legion Post 279, is a family oriented organization, with the goal of supor ing our youth, our community, and our Veterans and their families. We are trying to establish an annual fund raising event that will bring in tourists, finances, and business for our local merchants and businesses. This is our third year to sponsor a Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society (KCBS) Bar-B-Q Cookoff Competition.
The first year was a backyard cookoff. The second year was a fully licensed KCBS Cookoff Event with Back Yard Cookers. This year it will be a fully KCBS sanctioned Event with Professional Cookers, Backyard Cookers, and Kids Que Cookers. We are planning for 40-50 Professional Cookers, 20-30 Backyard Cookers, and 10-15 Kids Que Cookers. This will be the biggest event to hit Cannon County in September 2013.
We have sent out letters, and hand delivered letters, requesting sponsorships and donations. We have contacted close to 200 businesses and citizens in Cannon County and surrounding counties asking for their support. If you received one of our letters of request, please help us out and be a sponsor in the listed categories and send in your donation, or call and we will come by and get it. Our objective is to have a KCBS Annual Cookoff similar to the one in Lynchburg. Our Sponsors are placed on our American Legion Post 279 Webpage, and our Webpage is a link on the KCBS Bar-B_Que.Com, Webpage. The KCBS Webpage goes world wide. This provides some of the best advertising you can get.
With your help we can make this happen. I think you will be glad that you did help support a good thing for our community.