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Piggin in the Park BBQ this week at Lee Newton

Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned event with 35 professional teams

and Kids Q Cook-Off Friday, Saturday



Have fun, great barbeque, and brew at the 1st annual Piggin in the Park barbeque competition in Jasper scheduled for July 19th and 20th.  The Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque will be hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP), and the proceeds will go to the organizations ongoing efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of our community’s children.

Are you aware that Pickens County has one of the highest rates of DFACS interventions per capita in Georgia? When DFACS has to remove a child from a home, even in the most extreme situations, it feels like a death to the child.

The grief, emotional pain, and loneliness can be overwhelming, and they often have residuals for the remainder of their lives. This is why Prevent Child Abuse Pickens is so vitally important and works to keep families together and thriving. 

PCAP has many very important programs that include Parents as Teachers, Footsteps for Families. The purpose of these programs is to teach parents how to provide nurturing home environments that result in happy, healthy, thriving children. Often, parents who participate in the PCAP programs themselves come from abusive or neglectful homes. Their greatest desire is to change the patterns of the past, they often have to learned the necessary skills to succeed. With PCAP, these willing parents have every opportunity to learn to be wonderful, loving parents. 

Yes, it does take a village to make all of this possible. Funding for PCAP comes from fundraisers and donations. Without your help, PCAP could not provide the programs that are so badly needed in our county. 

Please come out on July 19th and 20th for fun and great barbeque. In addition to the KCBS sanctioned competition, we are seeking backyard barbequers as well as children ages 6-15 to participate in our Kids Q competition. All the event details and participation forms are available at The event will feature live entertainment, a kid and family fun zone, and more. Come be a part of making Pickens County families strong and successful. Our Kids, Our Future.