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Published on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Country Cookout is Saturday

BLENHEIM  — Twenty-one grillers from Marlboro County and the surrounding area will bring their "A" game to compete in Saturday's Marlboro County Country Cookout.
The fourth annual event will not only crown the Grillmaster Supreme award but also provide scholarships for five students in the county.
It is from 3-8 p.m. at We Get It Together Caterers, 3591 Hwy 38 in Blenheim. Cost is $10. 
The Country Cookout was created by Bennettsville native and nationally known journalist Arthur Fennell.
"This is our biggest field yet," he said. "Each year, it has gotten bigger and bigger."
Participants will compete for the titles of Marlboro County Grill Master Supreme, which is selected by a judging panel and the People's Choice Award, which is given to the chef who receives the highest number of votes from the event attendees. 
Participants in the Grill Master Supreme will compete in an organized format under the supervision of a judging panel led by renowned Celebrity Chef Delilah Winder from Philadelphia. Winder, a best-selling cookbook author, has cooked on the Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Show, The Food Network and alongside America's other top television celebrity chefs.
Fennell said there is also a brisket competition and the best sauce/rub prize.
Hundreds are expected to attend the event with people coming from as far as Myrtle Beach and Charlotte.
"It is Father's Day weekend and it is built around a family-friendly atmosphere," Fennell said. "It is really like a big family reunion gathering in Marlboro County."
Fennel encouraged people to attend the event.
"This is home," he said. "I wanted to come back and give back to the place that gave me so much. There is no better way to  bring friends, family, and community together than around good food."

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