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Battle of the Badges cook-off, to raise funds for MCSO deputies

By adriana_acosta
July 11, 2012 at 2:11 a.m.

The Matagorda County Citizens Law Enforcement Academy will hold its first ever barbecue cook-off on Aug. 10 and 11, at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds.

The event titled, "The Battle of the Badges BBQ Cook-off" will raise funds for the Matagorda County Sheriff's deputies.

"The idea to have a cook off was brought to the attention of the alumni by Sgt. Clay Ganey," said Kim McRae-Danielski, chairperson for the event.

The event is open to all cookers.

"With support of area citizens, businesses and service organizations, we are moving right along with preparations," she said.

The money raised will be used to purchase handcuffs, pat down gloves, face shields, flashlights, car jacks, safety items and other miscellaneous items that the deputies need, she added.

To enter a team in the event, all entries must be submitted no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Entry fee is $125 for brisket, ribs, chicken and beans.

The Matagorda County Citizens Law Enforcement Alumni was formed in 1994 to help get items not covered by the annual budget.

Barbecue sandwiches with chips lunch will also be sold at the cook-off for $7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in sponsoring, donating or forming a team can contact Kim McRae-Danielski at 979-240-3927, Entry forms and cook off rules can be found at the MCCLEA website,



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