Barbecue enthusiasts put their cooking skills to the test during the 2014 Paul Ingraffia Memorial Bragging Rights Backyard Barbecue Cook-off on May 31 in Loranger. The fourth annual event was organized by Wilbert and Tuffy Campbell, and all the proceeds went to Options, a nonprofit organization in Hammond that helps people with disabilities live and work in the community.

“Wilbert and Tuffy are so amazing and generous,” OPTIONS Development Director Christie Gardiner said. “They put an incredible amount of work into this event from the barbecue competition to the silent auction to making sure everyone has a great time. It’s always a fun, family event.”

The first-place winners of the cook-off were Party Posse for best chicken and Chillin’ Time for best ribs and best brisket. For the people’s choice categories, H&H won for best chicken, H&H and Grill Doctors tied for best ribs, and H&H won best brisket.

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