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Monday, May 14th, 2007
Photo by Shelley Grieshop/The Daily Standard

Joe Henderson, owner of Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild Barbecue, uses an extra wide brush to spread barbecue sauce on his ribs during the first-ever Mercer County Ribfest, Saturday. Henderson said he attends about 15 rib cook-offs each year. A large crowd was on hand for the daylong event in Celina. Winners were not available from the fairgrounds' office at press time this morning.

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Grumpy's Barbecue, Sgt. Oink, Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild Barbecue, Buckeye Boys and 2Willys BBQ belong to a brotherhood - one that turns out fragrant and flavorful meat slathered with secret sauce. [More]
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