Wesley Woodke of Schaller was the "Judges Choice" in all three categories of the Barbecue Cook-off - beef, pork, and "other." Mark Beavers' Lonestar Welding of Galva won the Best Showmanship and People's Choice awards.
The Car, Truck, and Tractor Show "Best of Show" winners were Ernie Glienke, with his 1957 820 John Deere tractor, Matt Fredericksen (1968 Camaro) and Dave Schossow (1980 Corvette), and Wayne Whitmore, with his 1975 Chevy Half-ton pickup. Event organizer Dick Vogt said he hopes to add "Modified" and "Motorcycle" classes to next year's event.
While the Aurelia Spanish Club served a delicious meal of barbecued meat (selected by diners from the barbecue cook-off participants), beans, chips, dessert and drink, a volunteer group of Aurelia Community members, directed by Jeanette Hinkeldey, played a brief concert to close the evening's activities.