Bodda Getta Barbecue to Fund Agriculture Scholarships

Come see what’s cooking at Auburn’s Agriculture Heritage Park on Friday, April 16th, and Saturrday, Apil 17th, when Auburn fans join together for the second annual “Bodda Getta BBQ.” This A-Day event is free to the public and will have live music Friday night and a meat judging on Saturday.

Lolly Steiner, Auburn Chamber of Commerce president, explained that the “Bodda Getta BBQ.” was her husband’s idea. After always wanting to be a barbecue judge, he finally made it official and became a certified barbecue judge.

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“We would travel on different weekends for him to judge, and he wanted to bring an event to Auburn,” Steiner said.

Last year, the first “Bodda Getta BBQ” was held.

Stenier explained that all proceeds from the barbecue will fund student scholarships for the Department of Agriculture.

“We knew it would take a few years to get the word out and begin collecting proceeds,” Steiner said.

The “Bodda Getta BBQs” Web site shows the list of “pro-teams” who will be competing during the weekend. These “pro-teams” will be judged in four different areas: chicken, beef, ribs and pork.

Kansas City Barbecue Society judges will even be down on The Plains to judge the meat.

A second group called “The Tailgaters” will also be competing, but they are only judged in two areas: chicken and ribs. The best “tailgater” gets the opportunity to go onto the field during an Auburn football game to receive their trophy.

A grand total of $10,000 prize money will be awarded throughout the weekend, and the “Grand Champion” receives $2,000.

Steiner said she hopes the community will come out to support their effort. “The more community support we have, hopefully the more scholarships we can fund in the future,” Steiner said.

To learn more about the “Bodda Getta BBQ,” visit bodagettabbq.com.

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