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Norwalk Exchange Club to Hold Certified Barbeque Judging Class in Norwalk, CT

Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Judging Class offered in Norwalk, CT.

Norwalk, CT, March 15, 2010 --( For people who love Barbecue, and have always wanted to judge a barbecue contest, help is just around the corner. The Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), a nonprofit organization, will be coming to Norwalk to hold a certified barbecue judging class in May.

Greg Bernson, event coordinator, said "People who like to travel and want to try plenty of different barbecue should sign up. Once they go through the class, they are certified to be a KCBS judge and participate in any of the sanctioned barbecue contests across America anywhere in the United States." The class will be May 15, 2010 at Norwalk Inn & Conference Center located at 99 East Avenue in Norwalk. Cost is $100.00 per person for non-KCBS members, or $65.00 per person for KCBS members. With that paid enrollment fee for non-members, they get a year's subscription to KCBS and it includes their membership in the barbecue society.

Jerry Toni, coordinator of the annual "Bar*B*Q Pit, held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival, said "Being a barbecue judge is a great thing. It's a really fun thing," Toni said. "You go and you meet a lot of people, you get to try some great barbecue, but you also get to take some of it home. It's fun!" Bernson said "Delicious barbecue would be available at the class. We actually go through a mock contest”. Joe Dudek, president of the Norwalk Exchange Club, said "Certified barbecue judges are always in demand. We expect fifty teams to enter the Bar*B*Q Pit contest and for each team that enters, we have to have a judge and preferably a certified judge, so I would encourage anybody, who loves barbecue and wants to learn how to become a judge and have an opportunity for them to judge right here in Norwalk at the Norwalk Oyster Festival in 2010." 
KCBS is the world's largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts with over 8,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions almost 300 barbecue contests coast-to-coast throughout America.

Space is limited and registrations must be received before May 8th, 2010. To register visit

For more information on this event please contact Greg Bernson, Norwalk Exchange Club Bar•B•Q Pit, at (203) 846-1400 or email

The Norwalk Exchange Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.

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