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Barbecue vendors also compete​

Regarding the letter from Molly Weaver and the Best Dam Barbecue, we are sorry you were disappointed. The barbecue challenge is a major state competition and the competitors are amazing.

It is very hard to be a competitor and a vendor. Let’s get some facts straight.

1. The barbecue vendors were also competing. They do every year. The vendors were not “selected.” They are those willing to expend the extra time, costs and effort.

2. The samples you mentioned have not been available in five years. The vendors are true barbecue aficionados and are required to compete.

3. All of the barbecue was authentic. Each person has a different feel for what tastes good.

4. It is very costly to compete and be a vendor at the same time. It requires lots of extra staff, equipment, food permits and various other fees. All competitors are given the opportunity to be a vendor. Most would rather just compete and not spend the extra money.

5. It used to be easy to do the samples. The health department has instituted new rules and it’s very difficult to learn all the new rules and new costs.

6. We always try to attract high-quality vendors. Again, the hardest part is the health department and costs.

7. Remember every event in town takes about a year to organize and put on. It’s all done by volunteers, who donate hundreds of hours.

Please feel free to donate your time and ideas at any of the events. All groups are looking.

Christy Springgate-Hill

​Citizen and volunteer​

Boulder City earns thanks for supporting graduates

The Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club wishes to thank the families of the 2016 Boulder City (High School) graduates for allowing us to entertain and care for your young adults at the 26th annual all-night drug- and alcohol-free, heavily chaperoned graduation party. That’s right, it has been our pleasure for over a quarter of a century to provide a night of safe fun for these young people on this very important night of their lives and at no cost to the graduates or their families.

This year’s group, including the Sunrise chaperones, enjoyed the fun and excitement of being sole occupants of the Adventuredome at Circus Circus and safely arrived back in Boulder City around 4:15 a.m. Thursday, June 2. Following a brief gathering, all graduates left with “spendable” gift cards for local establishments and one lucky winner started the day with $2,500. Ask a 2016 graduate about the experience.

Members of Facebook can view images from the party by entering “Boulder City Grad Night Party” in the search screen.

Again, we sincerely thank the entire community for supporting our annual Wurstfest where proceeds fund this all-night grad party as well as helping to fund over 30 other worthy communitywide causes. We hope to see you in the park Sept. 24 for the 20th annual Wurstfest and a year from now the families of the class of 2017 will thank you.

Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club

Harold Begley, past president

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