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Albion to host Rhythm & Ribs this Saturday

A portion of the crowd at 2012 Rhythm & Ribs.It’s all about food, music and fun at Albion’s fifth annual Rhythm & Ribs celebration this Saturday, Aug. 23, on Fourth Street downtown.
Gates will open at 8 a.m. and grilling contestants will begin cooking their ribs and foods for sampling, which will begin at 12 noon.
As in past years, 900 people or more are expected for the event.
Those attending Rhythm & Ribs are invited to vote for their favorite foods and vendors in a People’s Choice judging starting with the barbecue sampling at noon.
The grilling teams will be competing for a total of $2,200 in prize money. Contest judges will begin their deliberations at 4:30 p.m., followed by the awards in various categories.
The rib dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and two bands will perform throughout the afternoon and evening.
Life-size beer pong competition will start at 10 a.m., with four-member teams competing. This event was very popular last year. All life-size beer pong teams must pre-register with the Albion Chamber of Commerce office, 402-395-6012.