The Williams BBQ Cookoff held every year in Tunkhannock is a great event and raises huge money for local charity from the gas industry operating in the area.
One would think that even people driving past LazyBrook Park in Tunkhannock Township on Sept. 14 were tantalized by the smell of barbecue in the air. Thirty-nine teams vied for bragger’s rights in three esteemed categories for the seventh year in a row as Williams conducted its annual BBQ cook-off to benefit area United Way agencies.
Hundreds of ticket-holders, many employees of natural gas companies and their partners, assembled under three giant tents, where they sampled beef brisket, pulled pork and ribs. Among them were also official and elite judges representing the events biggest sponsors. Additional vendors of products and services utilized in the gas fields hosted exhibits and games.