The Machinists Wood, Pulp and Paper Council (MWPPC) on Saturday held its third annual virtual barbeque competition to help raise money for Guide Dogs of America / Tender Loving Canines (GDA/TLC). The successful event brought in approximately $14,000.

“The MWPPC had another tremendously successful barbeque, with our most participants ever grilling out for a great cause,” said MWPPC President Billy Barnwell. “Our congratulations go to all the winners, and we are so thankful to the sponsors, judges, grillers and volunteers who make this a one-of-a-kind fundraiser for GDA/TLC.”

WATCH: Machinists Wood, Pulp and Paper Council’s 3rd annual Chillin’ and Grillin’ BBQ Competition

GDA/TLC is the IAM’s favorite charity. GDA recently completed a merger, and now provides hardworking service dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired, veterans, individuals with autism, and facilities to become trusted companions that bring confidence, independence and mobility. Their services are provided free of charge to residents in the U.S. and Canada.

Title Sponsors: IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr.
Choice Sponsor: IAM Woodworkers Department
Prime Sponsors: Machinists Wood, Pulp and Paper Council, IAM District 131, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance
Select Sponsors: District W2021, American Income Life, Michelle Barnwell, IP Casino Resort and Spa, IAM Local W12, IAM Local 414, Scott Capital Advisors                        

Winpisinger Center Director Mary McHugh, IAM Associate General Counsel Laura Ewan, GDA/TLC Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator Yvette Sheehan, and retired IAM Education Representative Henry Bagwell

First Place Grand Champion: IAM Southern Territory Grand Lodge Representative James Little
Second Place Grand Champion: IAM District W2021 President and Directing Business Representative Chuck Bennett
Third Place Grand Champion: Retired IAM Government Employees Director James E. Price Jr.
Rib Champion: Andrea Tortorich
Chicken Champion: Laurel Henry

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