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2016 10th ANNUAL GEORGIA GREAT STEAK COOK-OFF

posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:40 AM by Sonya Miller






The 10th Annual Georgia Great Steak Cook-off was the biggest to date and the Chamber was honored to have David Nelson, Chairman of the World Championship Steak Cook-off from Magnolia, Arkansas attend this year’s event and also serve as one of the 5 judges.  The 2015 World Champion Steak Cook-off winner and 1st Runner-up teams from Texas were among the slate of 64 teams from Hazlehurst, Thomaston, Broxton, Eastman, Snipesville, Douglas, Alma, Statesboro, Mount Vernon, Reidsville, Baxley, Surrency, Vidalia, Tifton, Denton, and Lyons.  The teams competed for cash and prizes totaling over $5000.  Congratulations to Brad Leggett for being the lucky winner of the Henry Golden Boy .22 Rifle that was given away prior to the Award’s Ceremony. An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the help of all Chamber directors, business sponsors, family and friends.  The Chamber wants to especially thank the following businesses and individuals who sponsored the Cook-off event: Jeff Davis County Board of Education, City of Hazlehurst, Rockingham General Store, Royal Oak Charcoal, Husqvarna Group, D.L. Lee & Sons, Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism, Satilla REMC, Infiltrator Systems, Inc., GA Power Company, Googes’ Inc., Triple H Specialty, Village Pizza, Western Inn & Suites, Coca-Cola Company, Carla Roberts Powell, Attorney at Law, Fales Furniture, Charlie’s Choice Seasoning, Jeff Davis Co. High School Nutrition, Jeff Davis Ledger, Farmers Furniture, Hazlehurst Rotary Club, Interstate Credit Union, Bacon County Hospital, WHJD-FM 105.9 Radio, McPherson Manufacturing Corporation, Stone’s Machine Shop, Bank of Hazlehurst, The Tri-County Shopper, Walmart, Cotton Patch Park, Thirty One Gifts, Renasant Bank, Colonial Flower & Gift, Cotton Partners, Altamaha Bank & Trust, PalletOne, Mosquito Squad, Smith’s Fried Chicken, Davis Farm & Garden Center, Jon Wheeler Insurance Agency, Cobb & Swain Insurance, Trice-the-Ice, and WAJQ-FM 104.3 Radio.  Team sponsors included individuals and businesses as follows: Cary Johnson Insurance Company, Fales Furniture Company, Rockingham General Store, Alma Drug Store, Bacon Co. Sheriff Richard Foskey, Progressive Pawn, Ben Coker, Northside Superette, Adams Motors, Rachelle Richmond, John Merchant, Jr., Frank Smith, Becca Adams, Jackets Stop & Shop, Chaney Bush Irrigation, Keith Taylor Trucking, Dairy Queen of Alma, Bacon County Fire Department, Jeff Davis Safe & Sober, Diamond Body Shop, Hall Oil Company, Southern Eyecare, New China Restaurant, Jebs Game Masters Precision Choke Tubes, Jeff Davis Co. Sheriff Preston Bohannon, Pampered Chef and Angie Leggett, South Georgia Machine, Shane Wade, Blueberry Inn, Joedy’ Seafood, The New You Salon, Triple H Specialty Co., Cotton Partners, Jeff Davis Peanut & Grain, Big Oak Outdoors, Woodmen of the World, Michigan Blueberry, Bell Street Church of God, Dr. Rob Brown, Michelle Wooten, Subway of Alma, State Representative Greg Morris, State Representative Jimmy Pruett, Dr. Kirk Munsayac, Jerry Wooten Farms, Industrial Controls, Mid-South Feed, Miles Berry Farm, Gruber Construction, Mosquito Squad, Chip’s Discount Drugs, Uvalda Church of God, Trans Power, and 41 and Main.  The Judges for the competition traveled from all over the State and they were Blake Poole with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Richard Crumley with Infiltrator Systems, Derek Jones with the Southeast Health District, Ken Vance with Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training, and David Nelson from Magnolia, Arkansas.  A special thank you to Christy Norris for coordinating with Todd Claxton and his students to prepare the potatoes and cake that were served at the dinner. Lee Anna Powell served as the event photographer.

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