Just when you thought ribs couldn’t get any more succulent and flavourful, along comes the sophomore Rib Fest courtesy of the Lake Lenore Knights of Columbus. The gathering and homage to all things “Pigsickle” happened on Saturday night at the Lake Lenore Community Hall. 

Rib Masters Tom and Gina Ripley and family of Lake Lenore got help from Glen Gerwing and a host of Knights to put on the supper and entertainment. The evening’s proceedings were led by Dennis Gerwing, who said the second effort was looking even more successful than the first. 

“We’ve got a great turnout with a lot of out of towners here,” said Gerwing as the festivities kicked off. “We’ve got a few more people than we were expecting, so that’s great. We’re very happy with the turnout.”

Gerwing said that Ripley and the crew from Lake Lenore Meats were anxious for the second go round. The entrees included teriyaki ribs. Far from the overly saccharine flavour often produced by bottle mixtures, the homemade blend of ginger, soy, and spices produced a much more savoury register bite after bite. 

The Jack Daniels barbecue variety headed toward the sweeter tooth, of course with the robust combination of southern whiskey and woodsmoke. The results from the grill had barbecue fans talking about their return for next year’s event. 

Along with the meal, diners could browse the silent auction display tables, buy and buy 50/50 tickets. Don Hogemann was the lucky winner of the fun barrow which would come in handy for the spring yard work. The evening wrapped up with a DJ dance.

Crowd shot Rib Fest