Danville's barbecue festival adding barrel auction

Danville's barbecue festival adding barrel auction

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A woman prepares fried sausages at a barbecue in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, eastern Germany, on March 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JAN WOITAS GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JAN WOITAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM

   DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Bourbon and barbecue are teaming up next month in Danville to benefit Heart of Kentucky United Way.

   The second annual Kentucky State Barbecue Festival on Sept. 7 will feature a charity bourbon barrel auction.

   The festival wants businesses, arts patrons and families to sponsor the barrels for $250 each, with a local artist chosen to decorate it. The Advocate-Messenger (http://bit.ly/OQi4Fd ) says that money goes to the festival, which provides supplies for the artist.

   After the barrels are decorated, the public will vote online for the best barrel, and a panel of judges will choose several others. Those barrels will then be auctioned off at the festival, with the others on display for a silent auction. Festival founder Brad Simmons says the proceeds will go to the United Way.

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