Chillin’ and Grillin’ continued the weekend of May 30 in a new location with a new purpose to help flood victims.

The event, held downtown at 109 N. Garfield this year as opposed to Case Community Park, featured a carnival, live music, craft vendors, a live remote from 99.5 Big Country and, of course, a barbecue contest. This year’s Grand Champion was Fine As* Swine BBQ and the Reserve Champion was Smokey B’s BBQ. People with Samaritan’s Purse, the evangelical disaster relief organization, were also at the event to provide information about their efforts to help clean up in the Town and County and Meadow Valley neighborhoods and seek volunteer help.

Sand Springs Chamber President Kristen Cepak said about six teams participated in the barbecue contest.

The event featured performances by Miscee Ann Smith, the Jennifer Mariott band, Nightingale and Bri Wright.

Cepak said a portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Sand Springs Community Services.

Rachel Snyder 918-581-8315

rachel.snyder@sandspringsleader.com