Annual BBQ, bluegrass festival raises funds for Good Samaritan Clinic

Nov 18, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Skipper Russell, left, and Laura Conard hold a check with the proceeds that will be donated to the Good Samaritan Clinic.

The third annual Smokin' BBQ and Bluegrass Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Cold Mountain Corn Maize in Canton. For the past two years, Cold Mountain has chosen the Good Samaritan Clinic to benefit from the day's proceeds. Thirteen cook teams showed to compete at the festival, featuring pork and ribs. Along with some great bluegrass music, the festival was a success — even in the rain.

Skipper Russell, owner and operator of the Cold Mountain Corn Maize, presented a check to the Good Samaritan Clinic for $1,103 to help with services at the clinic. The Good Samaritan Clinic provides primary care and mental health services to more than 4,600 underserved patients in Haywood County.  The clinic is a faith-based ministry that has become an important part of the health delivery system here in our county. For more information about the clinic, visit www.gschaywood.org.

The Cold Mountain Corn Maize will re-open next fall. For more information about next year’s event, visit www.smokinbbqandbluegrassfestival.com.

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