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CENTRAL FLORIDA’S BBQ BLOWOUT
WILL HONOR VETERANS THIS SATURDAY

Oviedo, FL (May 23, 2017)- The 5th Annual Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout, presented by Sonny’s BBQ and Oviedo Roofing, will be held on May 27 at Oviedo Mall. The BBQ Blowout is produced by the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, Helpful Hands Inc. and the City of Oviedo.

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, this community event will begin with an opening ceremony honoring World War II veteran George Maier, of Oviedo, for his service to our country. George served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany, England, France and Belgium and was captured during Battle of the Bulge, later being rescued by the 101st Airborne Division. He has been honored with 7 medals for his service to our nation.

Other BBQ Blowout activities include the Kid-Que Cooking Competition, Purdue’s People’s Choice Award, live music, kids’ area, local vendors and delicious BBQ. Admission is free with food and drinks available for purchase.

“Being a veteran myself, I believe in never forgetting those that lost their lives for our country.” stated Bridget Lake, Senior Director of Sponsorships & Events. “This event gives us the opportunity to not only recognize Mr. Maier, but honor all veterans in our community.

For more information about Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout please visit BBQBlowout.org.

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The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business membership association. With corporate offices located at 376 N. Central Ave., near downtown Oviedo, the purpose of the chamber is to serve as an advocate for business and civic interests within our communities. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.oviedowintersprings.org.

Helpful Hands, Inc. is a 100% volunteer run nonprofit charity. 96% of all fundraising and donations go to grant funding of Community Partners that strategically align with Helpful Hands, Inc. mission. With this support, Helpful Hands, Inc. funded $78,000 in grants in 2016 and over $84,000 in grants in 2017. All funded programs benefit more than 2,300 children and families in crisis. For more information on Helpful Hands, please visit www.helpfulhands.org.

Thanks!
Bridget Lake
Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce
Senior Director of Sponsorships & Events
407-278-4871

BBQ BLOWOUT WILL HONOR VETERANS THIS SATURDAY.pdf

 


 


 

KID-QUE COOKING COMPETITION AT
5th ANNUAL CENTRAL FLORIDA’S BBQ BLOWOUT

Oviedo, FL (May 16, 2017) – The Kid-Que Cooking Competition will be at Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout on May 27th at Oviedo Mall for the second year. The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce (OWSRCC), City of Oviedo and Helpful Hands, a local non-profit organization, have partnered to produce the 5th Annual Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout presented by Sonny’s BBQ and Oviedo Roofing. Professional pitmasters and chefs will be teamed up with kids from Helpful Hands to learn the skill of grilling and try to win best steak.

Kids in the competition are sponsored by local businesses. Sponsors include Duda, RE/MAX Optima, Dignity Memorial, Oviedo Eye Care, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Waypointe Realty, and My Neighborhood Storage Center.

Chefs for Kid-Que include Chef Terrance A. Fisher, Black Apron Crew; Chef Chandler Cook, Devine Wine and Grill; Chef Marcos Cortés, Oviedo Medical Center; Chef Cody Scott, Texas Roadhouse; Chef Keon Johnson, Your What’s For Dinner Solution; Chef Gruska, TJ’s Seafood Shack; Pitmaster Chris Gentry, Gentry’s BBQ Inc,; Pitmaster Russel Short, Pullin’ My Pork; and Chef Thomas Cardenas, Applebee’s – Maitland; and Chef James Ammons,

A special thanks to our local Oviedo businesses, Home Depot for donating the grills and Texas Roadhouse for donating the steaks for the competition.

For more information about the Kid-Que competition or other activities, please visit
BBQBlowout.org.

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The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business membership association. With corporate offices located at 376 N. Central Ave., near downtown Oviedo, the purpose of the chamber is to serve as an advocate for business and civic interests within our communities. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.oviedowintersprings.org.

Helpful Hands, Inc. is a 100% volunteer run nonprofit charity. 96% of all fundraising and donations go to grant funding of Community Partners that strategically align with Helpful Hands, Inc. mission. With this support, Helpful Hands, Inc. funded $78,000 in grants in 2016 and over $84,000 in grants in 2017. All funded programs benefit more than 2,300 children and families in crisis. For more information on Helpful Hands, please visit www.helpfulhands.org.

Thanks!
Bridget Lake
Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce
Senior Director of Sponsorships & Events
407-278-4871

BBQ Blowout Kid-Que press release.pdf

 


 


 

Entertainment Lineup Announced for Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout

Oviedo, FL (April 24, 2017) – The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce (OWSRCC), the City of Oviedo and Helpful Hands are thrilled to announce the entertainment lineup for Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout presented by Sonny’s BBQ and Oviedo Roofing. The BBQ Blowout will take place on Saturday, May 27, from 2pm-10pm at Oviedo Mall. Admission is free. Alexa Neilen will be singing the National Anthem at 1:50pm,and the final performance will be the Jeff Howell and Bubba Wilson Band from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

OWSRCC is collaborating with Helpful Hands, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a better quality of life for children and their families by picking up where other agencies leave off.

“We are thrilled about this year’s stage line up,” stated Bridget Lake, Senior Director of Sponsorships and Events. “Amazing musicians and delicious BBQ, it doesn’t get better than that.”

Below is the main-stage entertainment lineup:

1:50 Alexa Neilen

2:00 Bailey Callahan

3:00 Paul Stott Duo

4:00 Michelle Lambert

5:00 Hoot n Holler

6:00 Megan Katarina w/ Band

7:00 Jeff Howell, Bubba Wilson and Band

Our emcees include OWSRCC’s house emcee Arnie Lee Nussbaum; Mr and Miss UCF, Angelo Baldado and Madison Daniel; Josh Strzalko, Helpful Hands; Alex Diaz, MIX 105.1; Mitchell Kenneth Perera, film director; and Brandon Lunzman, screenwriter and director.

For more information about Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout please visit http://www.bbqblowout.com

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The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business membership association. With corporate offices located at 376 N. Central Ave., near downtown Oviedo, the purpose of the chamber is to serve as an advocate for business and civic interests within our communities. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.oviedowintersprings.org.

Helpful Hands, Inc. is a 100% volunteer run nonprofit charity. 96% of all fundraising and donations go to grant funding of Community Partners that strategically align with Helpful Hands, Inc. mission. With this support, Helpful Hands, Inc. funded $78,000 in grants in 2016 and over $84,000 in grants in 2017. All funded programs benefit more than 2,300 children and families in crisis. For more information on Helpful Hands, please visit www.helpfulhands.org.

Thanks!
Bridget Lake
Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce
Senior Director of Sponsorships & Events

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