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Fun Filled Friday Plus Phil Vassar at The Labadie Pig Gig

Annual Celebrity Cook Off Held to Benefit Area Charities

August 7, 2011       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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(Above) TV 5's Scot Johnson holds up winning award as TV 5/Z93/Aussome Aussie win the people's choice Award

Ribs were flip'n fast on Friday for the annual Celebrity Rib Cook at the Labadie Pig Gig Presented by State Farm.

Television, Radio & Media celebrities battled for the best celebrity BBQ sauce as they raised money for area charities. It was free entry from noon to 1:00pm for rib eaters as they cast their vote for best rib sauce! The first 100 voters received a gift bag compliments of the Bay City Mall

Judged Competition:
  • 1st Place - ABC 12 & WILZ & 2 Fat Guys BBQ
  • 2nd Place - MyBayCity.com/LastChoiceCountry.com radio (Great Lakes Bay Media Group) & Meats and Mooore
  • 3rd Place - WKCQ & Joe FM & Smoken Joes Hog Wild BBQ


  • People Choice
  • 1st Place - WNEM TV5 & Z93 & Aussome Aussie
  • 2nd Place - WHNN & Famous Dave's
  • 3rd Place - Bay City Times & WSGW & Big Show BBQ


  • Country Great Phil Vassar performed at 7:11. Country fans enjoyed a great night of country music and perfect weather. Saganing Eagles Landing & Soaring Eagle hosted a "Meet & Greet" following the show. Mandi Layne & The Lost Highway band opened the night's Big Stage entertainment.

    Phil Vassar is an American country music artist. Vassar made his debut on the country music scene in the late 1990s, co-writing singles for several country artists, including Tim McGraw ("For a Little While", "My Next Thirty Years"), Jo Dee Messina ("Bye, Bye", "I'm Alright"), Collin Raye ("Little Red Rodeo"), and Alan Jackson ("Right on the Money"). In 1999, he was named by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as Country Songwriter of the Year.


    (Above) Celebrities pose for winners picture




    (Above) Second Place for Judged competition GLB Media Group's Shawn Doyle Josh Sharrow and Julie Munger-McCallum get picture with Meats & Moore Gregg Buzzard (MyBayCity Photo by George Lynch)




    (Above) Jay Samborn hosts the celebrity Cook off. Pictured here on Charter Family Stage with Wendy Dore




    (Above) Justin Henne and Casey Wheatley. Wheatley is in town for 2 weeks from USF Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.


    (Above) Catching a cool breeze riverfront, Jason & Chaun Moore, Pam Vogt, Bryan Lehr, Lisa & Bo Richardson. The men are from Mt. Morris Twp Fire-Station 3. The group said they come every year to the Labadie Pig Gig


    (Above) It's Madison & Olivia


    (Above) Improve your shot & win with Tri City Icehawks' Owners Colleen & Art Dore Jr.


    (Above) Country Great Phil Vassar Performs Friday Night


    (Above) Love was in the air, as Vassar sings to a bachelorette party


    (Above) Will You Marry Me? Brian & Gayle Winkowski


    (Above) Weather was great for the second night of concerts


    PHIL VASSAR puts his heart & sole into his songs and performance





    (Above) Faith & Molly enjoy VIP in front of stage. The girls said Phil Vassar is their favorite!


    (Above) Dennis Beson, Stage Manager is on the wrong side of stage


    (Above) In town from New Orleans, Chris Larocque and Kandy Kuhlmann


    (Above) Spencer enjoys ice cream, as he told MyBayCity he did his own hairstyling


    (Above) Bob Sater hosts the Chicken drop, a hilarious game which everyone has fun and a chance to win $$ by buying a square where the chicken will 'drop' his droppings






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