Hy-Vee and the Rotary Clubs of Springfield are proud to announce the Sixteenth Annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival, April 24th and 25th, 2015 at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds. This year’s event at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds will debut 80 BBQ teams serving the public on both Friday and Saturday. With $15,000 in cash on the line, BBQ teams throughout the Midwest will compete in our nationally acclaimed, KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition on Saturday.
The Rotary Clubs of Springfield are proud to announce and recognize employee owned Hy-Vee grocery store as the 2015 Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival event sponsor. No stranger to charitable giving, Hy-Vee’s autonomous corporate structure fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship that allows stores to custom-tailor their contributions to meet the needs of their communities.
Area Rotary Clubs plan to distribute $140,000, to seven children’s agencies in the Ozarks. This year’s proceeds brings the 15 year grand total to $ 1,447 250 distributed by Rotary’s Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival, to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Circle, Boy Scouts of America, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Harmony House, Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck, and the YMCA.