Thank you to the fine folks of West Virginia including book author Roger Engle from Martinsburg, and Vic Cox owner of Cox Camping, a business member of the Berkely-Morgan Chamber of commerce who sent letters into the Governor to see if we could get our proclamation for this event.
What is that you ask?
We do have a Certificate of Recognition in Virginia from their Governor, declaring our Hogging Up Virginia a State Championship as we help several non profits. This means as a State Championship, your winner of the KCBS contest can go onto getting exclusive invites (or be entered into a pool for an invite) at more prestigious contests. But only if they will accept such certificate. A Proclamation is preferred.
Why do you need it for West Virginia you ask?
Even though we are the only Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event in West Virginia for 2014, we can’t be dubbed “State Championship” until the Governor decides it as so. Strange, but true. Therefore if we don’t obtain the proclamation it will not be the best for our competitors.
Why the hold up?
Governors are very busy! They must review everything thoroughly. States like Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, California and Arizona have issued state wide proclamations for all KCBS sanctioned events automatically!
We look forward to proceeding forward and bringing you more updates, as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience.