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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
2007 Saline County BBQ

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Jennifer Vogelsmeier, 18, daughter of Jay and Amy Vogelsmeier of Sweet Springs, was named Senior Saline County Fair Queen and will represent the county at the Missouri State Fair in August after presiding over the Saline County Fair in July. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

Rosalind Thiel, daughter of Donnie and Martene Thiel of Marshall, was named Junior Saline County Fair Queen at the Saline County BBQ Saturday, June 2, 2007. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

Richard Clemens, chairman of the Saline County BBQ anniversary committee, honors past co-chairmen of the event. Clemens called to the stage past chairs so they could be recognized for their role in keeping the event going year after year. Clemens also hosted a reception Saturday afternoon so past event co-chairmen and committee chairmen could gather and reminisce about the history of the event. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

One of important job at the Saline County BBQ is keeping the crowd from getting dehydrated. Karson Heying is one of a number of volunteers who meandered between the tables, refilling empty glasses throughout the event. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

DeEtta Murphy, co-chairman of the 2006 Saline County BBQ, helps unload meat that was brought from the barbecue pits at the fairground to the dinner at the courthouse. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

From left, Brian Sowers of KMMO prepares to interview Elmer Zimmerman, who has coordinated the Saline County BBQ talent show every year but two in the event's half-century history. Zimmerman announced that he planned to retire after the 2007 barbecue. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

Dr. D (aka Dwight Gregory) entertains the crowd following the talent show and prior to the awards and queen-crowning events Saturday, June 2, at the Saline County BBQ. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

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