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Charities West Michigan to host Holy Smokes BBQ Competition

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Muskegon, Michigan, May 2o, 2023

The ultimate showdown of sizzling meats and smoky flavors is coming to Muskegon with the Holy Smokes BBQ Competition, hosted by Catholic Charities West Michigan, on May 20.

At Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon, ticket holders can taste BBQ from local pitmasters, live entertainment, yard games, a complimentary pint glass, one free drink ticket, and more.

This year’s event will feature BBQ pitmasters from Dr. Rolf’s Barbeque, Tiki Boiz, A&R Grills and Smokers, Church Catering, Soul Filled Catering, Spice of Life and Seminole Shores. Attendees will be able to sample and vote for their favorites.

The BBQ competition will be held from 4-7 p.m.

Presale tickets for Holy Smokes are $50 online and $60 at the door.

All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit CCWM’s St. Gianna Baby and Toddler Pantry in Muskegon. The baby pantry offers free items for infant and toddler care including diapers, wipes, clothing, and more, for children ages 0-5 years old.

About Catholic Charities West Michigan

For over seven decades, Catholic Charities West Michigan has been feeding the hungry, counseling those who struggle and building strong families. Through a broad spectrum of social service programs focused on the needs of children and families, CCWM serves residents of 11 counties in West Michigan. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, CCWM has more than 235 employees who work from nine locations and last year touched the lives of more than 35,000 individuals. For more information, visit