By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the 2nd Annual Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama at Tom Byrne Park; and

WHEREAS, the Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will encourage family fun and promote tourism in the Atmore area; and

WHEREAS, competitors will enter the BBQ categories of chicken, ribs and pulled pork butts; and

WHEREAS, the festival will include numerous local arts and craft vendors and food tents and attract visitors from around the state; and

WHEREAS, proceeds from the inaugural Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will benefit the Escambia County High School; and

WHEREAS, contestants, judges, food enthusiasts and families from around the state will enjoy this annual event and continue the tradition of exceptional barbeque in the State of Alabama:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby recognize the                           

Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival    

as an official State Barbeque Championship of the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 15th day of April 2017.

Kay Ivey