2012 Shelby County's Best BBQ and Fences on Parade
The Shelby County Best BBQ Cook-off was a huge success! Eleven teams competed for the title with Alabama Power's "Power Hogs" taking home the top prize. An estimated 400 people attended the BBQ Cook-off. While the rain put a damper on the festival's art show, car show and bounce house, the sun came out just in time for the tastings. Visitors mengled and sampled plates from each of the 11 teams. A few of the teams showed thier creative side with their chef's choice speciality items. There was cheesecake, sweet corn, mint coleslaw and collard greens - just to name a few.
In conjuction with the BBQ Cook-off, the Fences on Parade were revealed to the public for the first time for 2012. Tops honors for best of show went to Mt. Laurel Elementary School for their peacock with a stunning array of colors. The school captured the beauty and magistry of this magnificent fowl. Many schools used recycled items to create mosaics on their fences. A common theme this year was home-town venettes. Chelsea High School painted Yellow Leaf Creek and Helena High School brought the "Blue Dog" to downtown. The annual Fences on Parade is a fun, creative and engaging project that has students from each of the Shelby County Public Schools participating.
The Shelby County District Wide Art Show will take place on May 3, 2012. The Fences will be On Parade during the event. The fences will then move to Jefferson County Community College for a public Exhbit. We want to thank Southwest Water for sponsoring this year's Fences on Parade.