The 52nd annual Saline County BBQ took place at a new location this year. The event was held at Saline County Fairground Saturday, June 6, due to construction work at Saline County Courthouse.
Because of the change in venue, organizer Rebecca Buie said, "Numbers were down from last year."
Still, 1,587 people were served at the event, which is a fundraiser to help pay premiums for 4-H and FFA students entering items into the Saline County Fair.
Ticket sales to the barbecue are a contest among area youth and their organizations. Dane Branson was the individual top seller, and Bizy Beavers 4-H Club sold the most tickets of any club.
"This is a money-making project for the kids," Buie said, which is why food items for the barbecue are purchased from those entities that provide the best deals, she said. Organizations in Saline County are given first consideration.
Overall, Buie said the barbecue was a success.
"We had a beautiful day, and we had a great turnout," Buie said.