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PHOTOS: Rack ‘em. A look at Vernon Ribfest Revival

Event pulled together at last minute at Swan Lake Market and Garden attracts good weekend crowds

It was a fairly simple Sunday assignment.

Sometimes, there are perks to working the weekend.

Go take some photos of the Vernon Ribfest Revival at Swan Lake Market and Garden, said interim editor Jennifer Smith. And have some ribs while you’re at it.

Always the team player, I obliged.

I only got to try one of the two professional rib companies’ delectable goodness off the grill, that being a half-rack of beef ribs, slaw and beans (which I didn’t eat. Beans are up there with pickles for me: vile weeds) courtesy of Boss Hog’s.

Even if I wanted to try the ribs or chicken or whatever product from the other company, Gator BBQ, I couldn’t because:

A - the lineups were huge;

B - it was too hot for me to line up again;

C - A half-rack of ribs and slaw was plenty. My college days, when I could have snorked down two racks of ribs, are LONG gone. And probably for the better.

Great job by the organizers and volunteers of Ribfest for putting together an event last-minute, and kudos to Swan Lake Market and Garden Centre for stepping up to become the host venue.

Vernon Ribfest Revival is on until 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

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Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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