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When the Pigs Fly BBQ event comes to Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – Teams from across the region and beyond traveled to the Smokin Brothers When Pigs Fly BBQ Bash event in Cape Girardeau this weekend.

Dozens of teams competed for the best steaks and pork chops as first responders battled each other for the best barbecue in the Heroes Cup.

“It’s phenomenal that we can host it here in the Heartland. It’s a lot of fun,” said Ryan Eftink of the Smokin Brothers. “One of those things is something a little different. In most barbecue contests, you can’t taste what the vendors are doing. You have to wait or if they have something after judging you can try it. But here, you are the judge.

We spoke with healthcare workers who said it was nice to just be able to take a break from their usual work, sit down and cook some good food.

They also say they are grateful for all the people who come out to support them.

“It’s really nice to be able to cook for everyone, tell them about what we do, and raise money for charity,” Shelby Buttrey said.

“They always say thank you for the food and thank you for everything you do too. So that’s pretty cool,” Laurie Kluesner said.

This is the second year of the event.

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