If you thought Ribfest 2016 was great, Ribfest 2017 is looking even better, with a new beginning and new look but very familiar faces.
Terry Muir, known to many as the father of Ribfest is back! Last year’s Ribfest Chairman, John Lucio, is Mr. Muir’s co-chair this year. Together, they have an excellent BBQ fun-filled 4-day extravaganza planned out for Lamoureux Park.
“These are exciting times to be living in Cornwall,” says native Texan, Mr. Lucio. “It was Mr. Muir’s vision that gave birth to Ribfest here in Cornwall 6 years ago, and I’m always very happy to see a father back with his baby. Mr. Muir was instrumental to the success of last year’s Ribfest. And I am honoured and humbled that he asked me to be his co-chair this year, for the Optimist Club of Cornwall, which is putting this amazing event together.”
“The Optimist Club of Cornwall is such a wonderful organization for the city,” said Mr. Muir. “With over 35 members banded together and highly motivated by a sheer desire to contribute to their community, we can expect professionalism, enthusiasm, and a whole lot of money raised for the children of Cornwall,” he added.
Yes, the Optimist Club is the driving force behind this year’s event, and what better organization to spearhead the project than one who is so heavily involved with helping our local youth. All proceeds of Ribfest earned by the Optimist Club will pour directly into the youths of Cornwall.
The Optimist Club is a civic organization run solely by volunteers. They serve the children of our community by offering programs for them to be involved in, and by providing a variety of community service projects.
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