Men Who Grill Goes Virtual This Summer

07/13/2020

You may not be able to taste the delectable tidbits for real this year, but you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Men Who Grill during the virtual awards ceremony, complete with grill-giveaways and other door prizes on July 18.

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YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SMELL THE AROMA OF SIZZLING MEAT OVER THE CHARCOALS OR SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF A PULLED-PORK TACO, BUT YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THE FUN OF MEN WHO GRILL THIS YEAR. YOU'RE WATCHING THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK, BROUGHT TO YOU BY DURANGO PARTY RENTAL. I'M WENDY GRAHAM SETTLE. MEN WHO GRILL, THE POPULAR SUMMERTIME FUND-RAISER TO SUPPORT THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER, HAS HAD TO ADJUST TO THE REALITIES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT IT'S NOT CANCELED. IT'S JUST MOVING TO THE BACKYARD. GRILL TEAMS WILL HOST THEIR OWN PARTIES ON JULY 11TH. A TEAM OF JUDGES WILL TRAVEL TO EACH GRILL PARTY TO SELECT AWARD WINNERS, AND THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER WILL CREATE A MINI-DOCUMENTARY FEATURING THIS YEAR'S GRILL TEAMS. THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WILL BE DETERMINED BY VOTING ONLINE AND MAKING A DONATION FOR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM. THEN YOU CAN ENJOY THE FUN VIRTUALLY AT 5 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 18,  DURING A LIVE AWARDS CEREMONY BROADCAST ON THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER FACEBOOK PAGE.

MEN WHO GRILL IS GOING TO HAPPEN. SO IT WILL BE VIRTUAL. WE HAVE TRAVELING JUDGES THAT ARE GOING AROUND TO THE COMPETITION, AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE TASTING FOOD SO THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR TRADITION OF, YOU KNOW, HONORING THESE COOKS THAT SPEND A LOT OF TIME PREPARING THESE MENUS AND ALL KINDS OF TASTY TREATS.

THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO'VE SOUGHT ASSISTANCE AT THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER INCREASED 25 PERCENT THIS SPRING AS RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC CLOSURES WHILE THE CENTER SIMULTANEOUSLY HAD TO CANCEL SEVERAL OF ITS SPRING FUND-RAISING EVENTS. SPECIAL EVENTS AND FUND-RAISERS GENERATE 70 PERCENT OF THE CENTER'S REVENUE. TEAMS ARE RAISING MONEY THIS YEAR THROUGH PLEDGES, AND AGAIN, YOU CAN HELP BY VOTING FOR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM WITH A DONATION. YOU'LL WANT TO TUNE IN TO FACEBOOK DURING THE LIVE AWARDS CEREMONY ON JULY 18 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF SEVERAL BARBECUE GRILLS AND A HOST OF OTHER FUN DOOR PRIZES.

WE WILL HAVE SOME LIVE MUSIC, SOME LIVE DEEJAYING. WE ARE DOING A STEAMWORKS VIRTUAL BEER GARDEN, LOTS OF BEER GIVEAWAYS. THERE'S MANY REASONS TO TUNE IN ON JULY 18TH AT 5 P.M. TO SEE THIS VIDEO AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER AND LA PLATA COUNTY.

IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER AT W R C DURANGO DOT ORG. THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS EDITION OF THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK. I'M WENDY GRAHAM SETTLE.

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