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Council OKs $5,000 city donation for Icebox Cookoff


May 17, 2023

Benny Westcott

Icebox Cookoff organizer Will Garrett speaks to the City Council at its May 9 meeting at City Hall.

The Icebox Cookoff drew between 5,000 to 6,000 people to the Radiator Supply House last year, and, according to organizer Will Garrett, its follow-up is expected to attract even greater numbers.

However, while the Sweet Home City Council donated $15,000 toward the summer barbecue bonanza in 2022, it voted unanimously May 9 to bequeath only a $5,000 gift this time, along with in-kind contributions, which City Manager Kelcey Young said could include additional marketing and event parking at the city's water treatment plant and elsewhere.

Councilor Dylan Richards started the meeting by sayin...

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