Wren Rib Cookoff approaching

Staff Writer

    The 12th annual Wren Rib Roast Cookoff will be held Aug. 22 during the Homecoming festivities. This year’s theme will be based off the legendary Star Wars films.
    Contestants will need to provide any equipment necessary. Western-style pork ribs will be provided to each contestant on the Thursday before the contest. All types of spices, marinades and “secret recipes” are encouraged.  All types of cookers and any fuel sources will be accepted.  
    Cooking will take place outside the Wrenway Wiffleball Park, with judging starting at 11:30 am.  Ribs will be judged on taste and tenderness. A separate prize will be given for presentation, sauce and best side dish. A new “People’s Choice” award will be presented this year as well.  All ribs must be prepared on-site the day of the contest.
    To sign up or find out more information, call James Lautzenheiser at (216) 262-2805 or by email at james.lautzenheiser@yahoo.com. The first 15 amateur cooks who register will be permitted to participate. The deadline to enter is Aug. 3.