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10th annual Anchor City Cook-off draws a crowd

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:22 am

Several hundred people enjoyed the smells of slow-smoked meat and hardwood Friday night and Saturday during the 10th annual Anchor City Cook-Off.

Charlie Lawson, of the C-Town Smokers, tends his cooking fire during the early, chilly Saturday morning hours of the Anchor City Cook-off.

“I am pretty happy about how it turned out pretty well,” Tim Stevens president of the Centralia Chamber of Commerce said. “We had a lot of people turn out despite it being a very cool morning.”

He was very impressed with the younger set’s turn out. “We had 15 kids compete in the Kids’ Que, I think that’s a record number,” Stevens, who’s son Kelby took third with a pork and beef burger said. “We even had a little girl from Columbia. And one of Centralia’s own, Mack Stephens took first with his two-pound guacamole-stuffed hamburger. It is nice when the trophy stays in Centralia.”

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.