City of Lakeport, California

Grillin' on the Green
8/5/2017, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Organizers are calling all grillers — amateurs and pros, alike — for this year’s “Grillin’ on the Green.”

This year’s event – featuring a friendly barbecue competition with plenty of food, drink and entertainment for all ages – is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Westside Community Park, 1401 Westside Park Road, Lakeport.

The event, now in its eighth year, is a fundraiser for development of Westside Community Park.

Members of the Westside Community Park Committee are preparing for the event, inviting participants to display their barbecuing skills in the cook-off competition.

Grillers are encouraged to sign up soon. Additionally, sponsors are encouraged to support the annual event. Call Cindy Ustrud, 707-263-7091, or Dennis Rollins, 707-349-0969, for information.

Local organizations, individuals and professionals go head-to-head in the cook-off, preparing their best barbecue recipes for attendees who then cast People’s Choice votes for their favorites.

A group of celebrity judges will select their favorite as well. This year’s celebrity judges are Record-Bee Editor Dave Faries, Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin and Mendocino College instructor Christine DePasquale.

Attendees will enjoy a full dinner with fixings to accompany the barbecue dishes, said Rollins. 

Past years’ Grillin’ attendees have called the fare the “best barbecue around, he added.

Sponsors of the event are sought and will be recognized at the Grillin’ on the Green event. Levels of sponsor recognition are $100, $300, $500 to $1,000. Contributions of any amount may be sent to 1350 Berry Street, Lakeport, and made payable to Westside Community Park Committee.

The Keeling-Barnes Family Foundation is for the seventh year offering a sponsorship match. The foundation will match up to $3,000. Sutter Lakeside Hospital has pledged a sponsorship of $2,500. Representatives of the foundation and the hospital challenge the community to match and exceed the combined $5,500 amount.

Westside Community Park is a regional recreational facility that is operated by the city of Lakeport and the Westside Community Park Committee. It has been in development for 18 years.

The nonprofit park committee is developing the park in conjunction with the city of Lakeport, volunteers, and numerous contributions by individuals and businesses dedicated to constructing a recreational facility for the youth and adults of Lake County.

Information about the event can be found on the park’s Web site, www.westsidecommunitypark.org , or on the Westside Community Park’s Facebook page

For More Information: Westside Community Park Committee

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11/19/2017: Thanksgiving Concert: Matt & Jill Rothstein

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11/21/2017: City Council Meeting

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11/25/2017: Dickens' Faire

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11/28/2017: 4th Tuesday Classic Cinema: Slaughterhouse-Five

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