Greg Rhoden of La Familia Barbecue paints ribs before serving at Saturday's Swarmin' Sports BBQ Classic at Bartow High School. Rhoden is one of five BHS graduates on the La Familia team.
Sergio Collins and his son Shagon Collins tended their "Touch of Love" barbecue station Saturday as they prepared their offerings for the judges at this year's Swarmin' Sports BBQ Classic. The duo captured a clean sweep at last year's event taking home a first prize for their pulled pork, a second place for chicken and a third for ribs. The younger Collins is an algebra teacher at BHS.
PHOTOS BY AL & CATHY PALMER
Thirteen-month-old Brendan Breeden and his daddy, Dustin, both of Bartow wait patiently in the shade at Saturday's Swarmin' Sports BBQ Classic before diving into their barbecue dinner of choice.
PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER
BPD officer Randy Taglieri shows off his new patrol vehicle Saturday the the Swarmin' Sports BBQ classic at Bartow High School. The new vehicle, a 2016 Camaro, features Bluetooth capability with which the officer can activate and control various lights and sirens remotely using his smart phone. It is one of several vehicles now operating with the high-tech capability
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