When it spends our hard-earned tax dollars on a local barbecue cookout!
Barbecue championship lands state grant... said Chamber Executive Director Judy Brannock as if she were talking to Santa Claus.
By Brian Funk, Galax Gazette Staff Reporter
Two years after declaring Galax's annual “Smoke on the Mountain” as the state's official championship barbecue cook-off, Virginia is putting its money where its mouth is.The Virginia Tourism Corporation this week awarded the event a $17,588 grant, which will cover all marketing expenses.
The championship's sponsor, the non-profit Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the award recipient.“We were surprised and very appreciative ...” (link)
In fact, she was.