Wednesday, May 20, 2009

World Championship Barbados Trophies and More

Hey, everyone! Say hello to Barbados Bubba! He's one of the mascots for the World Championship Barbados Cook Off and Rodeo! There is also Barbados Babette, but I couldn't get a good picture of her. That's why the Children's Pageant is called the Lil' Bubba and Lil' Babette Pageant. I'm not sure who created Bubba and Babbette, but they are very much a part of the Barbados Cook Off and can be found on everything from...


...baseball caps and t-shirts, to mugs and drink coozies, Bubba shows up everywhere this time of year.
Now, the main reason so many people enter the Barbados Cook Off is that the prize for the winner of the Best Barbados is first a really cool trophy (like the ones my husband and I won a few years ago, I won for Best Bread and my hubbie won for best Ice Cream) and $1,500 dollars!
Yes, you read right, the winner judged the Best Tasting Barbados in the World gets a $1,500 prize and the cool cast iron decorated Texas. I'm sure most people are in it for the money, but since the prize money for the other events is based on how many people actually enter, the amounts can vary greatly from item to item. Like since lots of people think they make the best ice cream, there are usually lots of entries, therefore, more money for the top 3 winners to take home.
I was told by someone in the know that there are almost double the number of entries this year as there were last year. So, it should be a very fun Barbados this weekend and I hope that everyone enjoys the Running Against The Wind 5K so that it will become an annual event. The money raised during the 5K will go towards a scholarship in memory of Bill Lindsey, and all the proceeds of the Barbados Cook Off will be going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
So, if you're in the area, come on out and have a good time and pray that we don't get the rain and bad weather that usually comes along with this time of year. But if you can't come this year, keep us in mind next year, we'd be glad to see ya!

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