We want to take a minute and thank every team and every person for helping us make The Best Dam BBQ Contest at Smithville Lake better than we could have ever imagined. We started this event with a conversation and $300.00 out of our pockets. We have strived to make improvements every year from your suggestions and comments. Unfortunately, we have had to make a tough decision to not move forward with the contest in 2022. The last two years of canceling have really taught us to think about what is expected and make sure we can provide that for our teams and community. After putting numbers to paper and wrestling with some tough emotions (we really love this contest), we see that the added expenses will not allow us to break even...let alone fund our scholarships for local students.


We hope to revisit this contest in the future and "fire" it up to its original glory! We hope you will stay tuned and be a part of the new and improved version.


Thank you....the Brethren of Temperance Lodge #438 A.F. & A.M.