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2011 Barbecue Blues And Cruise Sees Great Success Despite Hot Temperatures

 width=This weekend proved to be a hot and steamy one, but it also came with a hint of barbecue as the Taylorville Main Street celebrated their annual Barbecue Blues and Cruise at the Christian County Fairgrounds in Taylorville.

Amongst the festivities, which included live musical entertainment and a car show, was the pro barbecue and amateur barbecue cook-offs.

Taylorville Main Street executive director Gary Merker explains that everything was started with a pre-party Friday night drew out music and food fans alike.

[audio:gmerk82a.mp3]Listen to Merker's comments here.[/audio]

Merker adds that the winner of the backyard barbecue this year was the defending champion of Sheriff Kettelkamp’s team. width=

[audio:gmerk82b.mp3]Listen to Merker's comments here.[/audio]

Merker explains that a local man was able to defeat a host of touring professionals this weekend.

[audio:gmerk82c.mp3]Listen to Merker's comments here.[/audio]

Merker added that plans for next year’s festival are already in the works.

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