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Competition and ribs heat up at Rib Fest

Lydia Coutré • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Lisa Lavoie, a bartender and server for Famous Dave’s, said the restaurant’s large and meaty ribs put them on top of the competition.

Whatever ribs people were looking for, they found them in downtown Grand Haven on Saturday. Barbecued hands, thick smoke, the smell of a cookout and none of the feared rain filled First Street for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ sixth annual Rib Fest.

“This started out as a fundraiser for Ward-Goff Scholarship Fund, which was named after Roger Ward and Richard Goff Jr. — two local veterans that were killed in Vietnam,” said Sam Young, commander of VFW Post 2326.

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s festival will help buy Sgt. Jason Regis a service dog.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

Watch for a video and photo gallery from the event posted here later today.

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