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Barbecue butt cooking competition, block party

June 23, 2014

The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Va.

June 23--HOPEWELL -- The Hopewell Downtown Partnership wants everyone to "Get Your Butts to Broadway" on June 28 for their first block party and barbecue competition. The event, which will be held on East Broadway Avenue, will also feature live music from the Fort Lee band, beer and food from the barbecue competitors and other local vendors.

"Get Your Butts to Broadway" will showcase local and regional barbecuers and one will be named the "Best Butt on Broadway," according to a press release from the HDP. Those who attend will be able to sample the competitors' food and vote in the people's choice awards for $10. Five judges will determine the "best butt" based on presentation, taste and flavor, tenderness, appearance of meat and texture.

"With the success of the Beacon, new library, building renovations and other projects, Downtown Hopewell is starting to build a lot of positive momentum. We haven't seen this type of positive energy for many years and event like this help to bring people downtown and show them the assets we have in this city," Courtney Bujakowski, chair of the promotions committee for HDP, said.

General admission to the event is free and it runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 28. A portion of East Broadway will be closed during the event. More information can be found at or by calling 804-446-4847.


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