(Shenandoah) – Members of the Forum to Revitalize Shenandoah are hinting at a special event coming to the community this summer.
Forum officials are planning a big announcement and press conference next week for a “world-class inaugural event” scheduled for the end of July. The announcement will take place next Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. at Brown’s Shoe Fit at 611 West Sheridan Avenue. In a press release, forum officials say the event will have residents dreaming of “KC-style grilled pork butts, ribs, chicken and pork belly for the rest of this freezing cold winter.” Officials say the new event will involve and benefit most service clubs, churches and businesses in the community. In an interview with KMA’s “Morning Line” show in December, Forum President Natalie Kirsch said a cooking contest was among the organization’s planned events in 2022.
“They’re looking at making it a sanctioned event,” Kirsch said, “where there are pro teams looking to come in and cook. There will also be local teams participating. It’s kind of like ‘pros against Joes”. ‘ style.”
Forum officials are also planning a second annual “Star Spangled Shenandoah” celebration on Saturday, July 2 at Priest Park.