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Posted by mike on March 28, 2012 at 11:24:17:

this is pretty cool. these guys are really taking it serious, and protecting whats' already been accomplised. great job on everyones part i'd say. i'm really looking forward to seeing this become a permanent place to preserve bbq history. i'd also like to thank rodney for playing such an important role, as well as the past committee members, who i guess should remain nameless, and especially ray b.

National Barbecue Hall of Fame Finds a New Home at the American Royal

March 26, 2012 - Kansas City – The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® has assumed the National Barbecue Hall of Fame website and assets. An inaugural induction ceremony will be held on October 6 during the American Royal Barbecue contest followed by some great musical entertainment.

“We are now the home of the National Barbecue Hall of Fame at the American Royal and plan on installing three new inductees at this year’s event. We also plan on establishing a more permanent presence for the hall of fame in our new proposed facility,” said Bob Petersen, President & CEO of the American Royal.

The National Barbecue Hall of Fame currently has seven members. The additional inductees this year will bring the total to 10 honorees. The past recipients are industry greats and include Rich Davis, Fred Gould, Speed Herrig, Mike Mills, Carolyn Wells, Gary Wells and John Willingham.

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue will be returning for the 33rd year to the historic West Bottoms during October 4-7. This year promises to be another success with great food, musical entertainment, fireworks and plenty of family fun Saturday in the Kid’s Korral. Check for the latest barbecue event news and announcements.

The American Royal Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been a Kansas City tradition since 1899. Each year more than 270,000 people attend events at the American Royal Complex. In 2011, the Royal was able to give $1.4 million in scholarship and educational awards. In addition to its educational mission, the American Royal generates some $70 million of economic impact, $4.4 million in local tax revenues, and supports 450 jobs.

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