The annual Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey Cook Off was held on Saturday, July 8 in Dickey, N.D. In its eighth year, the event showcased 27 cooks, all hoping to win a Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey trophy and generate donations for Hospice of the Red River Valley. More than 300 people enjoyed 450 pounds of pork spare ribs and numerous donated salads and desserts at the event. More than $6,000 was raised for Hospice of the Red River Valley in memory of loved ones who have been cared for by the organization.
The Judge’s Choice winners were: Herb Carpenter (first place), Drew Pekarski (second place) and Ike Carpenter (third place). The People’s Choice winners were: Adam Johnson (first place), Ike Carpenter (second place) and Herb Carpenter (third place).
“We are thoroughly grateful for the amazing support shown for this event year after year. The friendly competition, continued donations and returning smiles inspire us to host this event for Hospice every year. Thank you so much to all involved! We are thankful for what Hospice has done for us, and will do for our community in the future,” Chrissy Kartes, event organizer, said. Event committee members include Chrissy and Steven Kartes, and Dale and Alicia Pekarski.
The ninth annual Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey Rib Cook Off will be held on July 14, 2018.