Last March, some of the regular campers at Jam at the Ridge Campground in Le Roy started talking about BBQ and smoking meat and thought they should have a friendly competition.
So they did.
And they turned it into a fundraiser for Golisano Children's Hospital.
It turns out that all of the cooks participating had children or grandchildren who had been treated at the pediatric hospital in Rochester.
They raised $750.
The cooks and campers brought their best recipes for brisket, pork, turkey, and chicken.
"And everybody came in for a fellowship," said Tim Hogle, one of the organizers.
The only prize was bragging rights and those went to Doug McDaniel (first), Tim McManus (second), and "Will the Barbequer" (third).
Photo: Shelia Kingston presents a mock check to Betsy Findlay, a senior director at Golisano. Tim McManus holds a poster of the children and grandchild of the cooks who were treated at Golisano. Photo by Howard Owens.