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Fire up your grills! Orchard’s 3rd Annual Ribfest is set for Saturday, Sept. 29.
Check in begins that day from 7 to 9 a.m. at Double D’s Saloon. Cookers must be in place by 10 a.m. Entrants must cook four racks of ribs, provided by Double D’s Saloon. (Those with extra room on their grills may be asked to cook more.) There will also be contests for side dishes.
Prizes are $1,000 for first, $750 for second, $500 for third and entry fee money back for fourth. The cost to enter is $40 per person. Ribs will be pulled between 5 and 5:30 p.m. To enter, call or text Doug Wright 402-340-8271 or Dawn Wright at 402-340-9026.
Meal tickets may be purchased from any member of the Orchard Young Men’s Club for $20. Half of the proceeds will go toward building the Orchard Community Center. Entrants will cook a total of 620 pounds of ribs this year. The Husker football game will be on in the afternoon and Prairie Thunder Band will play that night.