Bill Ritchie, of Hillsboro, can grill in style on Labor Day weekend as the winner of the Ohio Soybean Council’s “Get Grilling, Ohio” Ultimate Backyard BBQ sweepstakes, with a prize package worth more than $2,500 in high-quality meat and grilling accessories.
The sweepstakes, which ran from Independence Day weekend through Aug. 29, accumulated 1,154 entries from which Ritchie was drawn at random as the grand prize winner.
Ritchie said he signed up for the Get Grilling, Ohio sweepstakes through the Digital Dale farm report he gets every morning in his inbox, but it had been so long since he signed up he forgot about the contest.
“The timing is great with Labor Day weekend coming up, so I’m going to call all of my friends and invite them over for the Ultimate Backyard BBQ,” said Ritchie. “It looks like it’s going to be a great cookout thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and all of the other donors. I am very thankful to them for putting together this giveaway.”
OSC Board Member Gretchen Mossbarger delivered the Ultimate Backyard BBQ prize package to Ritchie at his home on Thursday, which included all items needed to host a backyard BBQ for up to 25 people. The prize package included:
● Weber 4-Burner gas grill
● Coleman 100 qt. Xtreme Wheeled Cooler
● $500 Kroger gift card
● Various cuts of beef, pork, poultry and lamb
● Sauces and seasonings
● Grilling utensils, cookbooks, tips and tricks, and more
Prize items and meat for the sweepstakes were donated by Ohio Soybean Council, Luckey Farmers, Inc., Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, and Woeber’s Mustard Company.
Submitted by Jennifer Coleman of the Ohio Soybean Council.