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7th annual 'Ribfest' brings in more than $13K

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UPDATE: The community left the 7th annual Ribfest with a full stomach, and it resulted in a nice payday for Feed My People Food Bank.

This year, $13,740 was raised, eclipsing the goal of $10,000. Last year, the event brought in roughly $9,500.

The 7th annual Chippewa Valley Ribfest, hosted by Swimrite, was full of grilling enthusiasts and local meat-eaters. More than 300 pounds of chicken and 200 racks of ribs were grilled up for this year's fest.

News 18 was a proud sponsor of the event.


Posted May 12, 2018
On Saturday, people in Eau Claire had the chance to fill up on brats, bacon wrapped chicken and, of course, delicious barbeque ribs.

The 7th annual Chippewa Valley Ribfest, hosted by Swimrite, was full of grilling enthusiasts and local meat-eaters. What started out as a simple rib competition, has evolved into an event that's fun for the whole family, with live music, taste-testing and fundraising for Feed My People Food Bank

"Our main goal for the event is to break the $10,000 barrier, which we got awfully close last year. Just shy by about $500," said Ty Schoettl, salesman for Swim Rite.

More than 300 pounds of chicken and 200 racks of ribs were grilled up for this year's fest. Thirty grill masters participated in the grilling competition. And like in the past, News 18 was a proud sponsor of the event. 

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