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BBQ Competition Helps Hurricane Harvey

Houston is known as a BBQ town.

Westport usually isn’t — except on Labor Day weekend, when for 10 years the Blues, Views and BBQ Festival has drawn thousands of visitors.

One of the biggest attractions is the “Cooking for a Cause” competition.

This year, the “cause” is particularly important.

Festival organizers — including the Downtown Merchants Association — just announced they’ll donate proceeds from the contest to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Westport’s Emergency Medical Services staff participated in the 2013 competition.

“We are deeply saddened that a beloved member of our BBQ community is suffering so greatly,” officials say. “We feel it is our responsibility to send support to this ravaged area.”

In previous year, proceeds were donated to the Westport Woman’s Club food pantry. Blues, Views and BBQ will continue to support that worthy cause, with funds from other areas.

Spots remain open for more BBQ competitors — which of course means more help for Houston. The event is set for this Saturday (September 2). For more information — and to register — click here.