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Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. has become the title sponsor of the Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown, which will take place Nov. 16-17 at the Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Charleston, S.C. The first annual event is open to the public for an admission fee of $10, and attendees can bring nonperishable food items for the Lowcountry Food Bank.
“Their name brings such a high level of credibility to the event, and we truly appreciate The Pig’s support to help in the fight against hunger in the Lowcountry,” said Matt Galvin, special events manager at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.
Added Angela Smith, manager of corporate affairs for the Charleston-based grocer: “Piggly Wiggly Carolina isn’t just proud to be from this place, we’re proud to be a part of it. Local products, organizations, schools and events -- it’s important to us that we support our neighbors. When you shop the Pig, the money stays right here and supports the local economy -- that’s why we are Local Since Forever!”
Teams will compete in three categories, Wings, Ribs and Pork Butts, with prizes including up to $6,000 in cash and trophies. Additionally, the competition’s grand champion will be invited back to the resort in March to take part in the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival at the Rigs, Pigs and Swigs event.
Food donations will be accepted throughout the weekend and attendees who bring five canned goods will receive $5 off their price of admission. Once inside, attendees will be able to buy sampling cards for $15 on Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8.p.m. to taste and vote on the competitors’ wings. On Nov. 17, attendees will be able to buy pork butt sampling cards from noon to 2 p.m. to taste and vote on the various styles of pork butt. The people’s choice winner will then be revealed at an awards ceremony on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event, and entertainment will be provided throughout the day, as well as a children’s area. At presstime, there were still five team spots left, and sponsorship opportunities were still available.