The annual Sweet N' Stickey in Dickey Rib Cook-off was held July 11 in Dickey, N.D. In its 11th year, the event showcased 24 cooks, all hoping to win a Sweet N' Stickey in Dickey trophy and generate donations for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Two hundred-fifty people enjoyed 88 racks of ribs and numerous donated salads and desserts at the event. The event raised $10,500 for Hospice of the Red River Valley in memory of loved ones who have been cared for by the organization.

Six judges sampled and scored the entries to determine the Judge's Choice award. The Judge’s Choice winners were: Allan Erikson of Fargo, N.D., first place; Stacey Pesek of Dickey, second place, and Anthony Clark of LaMoure, N.D., third place. The People's Choice winners were: Greg Peterson of Fargo, first; Brent Carpenter of Jamestown, second place, and Herb Carpenter of Bismarck, N.D., third place.

"We are thoroughly grateful for the amazing support shown for this event year after year," said Chrissy Kartes, event organizer. "The friendly competition, continued donations and returning smiles inspire us to host this event for Hospice of the Red River Valley every year."

Event committee members include Chrissy and Steven Kartes and Dava and George Roder.

The 12th annual Sweet N' Stickey in Dickey Rib Cook-off will be on July 10, 2021.

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