The annual Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey cook off was held on Saturday, July 14 in Dickey, N.D. In its ninth year, the event showcased 28 cooks from four states, 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 138 racks of ribs and numerous donated salads and desserts at the event. The event raised $5,000 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: Ron Maddox (first place), Kenny Knudsen (second place) and Melissa Liebold (third place). The People’s Choice winners were: Drew Pekarski (first place), Kenny Knudsen (second place) and Travis 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.
Donations will continue to be accepted until the end of July. Please send to donations to the Dickey Bar at 217 4th Ave., Dickey, ND 58431.
The 10th annual Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey rib cook off will be held on July 13, 2019.