The 2017 Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Festival is in the books. The 2nd Annual Festival was a huge success resulting in providing a quality community event and raising funds for the Duncanville Lions Club spotlight charity – The Texas Lions Camp for Children with special needs.
This is a cooperative effort between the Duncanville Lions Club and the City of Duncanville. A tremendous effort was displayed in preparing for this event by many community members.
A special shout out to Jeff Burton for providing outstanding leadership in coordinating the entire festival. A special thanks to Terry Webb for his tireless work in the Festival site preparation. Many thanks to Michael Douglas for coordinating the musical performers, Dale Ward and Don McBurnett for securing and coordinating over 200 community volunteers, Steve Martin and the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the food vendors and kids fun zone, Ray Pursley for heading up the Kid’s Cook-Off, Joe Kyle for assisting in securing sponsorships and VIP level support, Larry Easley for his fiscal management, and Tara Flatt-Ferguson for coordinating the Craft Vendors. Thanks to Pat and Ken Weaver for proving emergency services from our local CERT unit. The Citizens on Patrol for traffic control. The Duncanville Police Department for safety and security. The Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department for their around the clock support.
Beyond these individuals and organizations are hundreds of community members who gave of their time in assisting during our two day Festival. As the motto of the Lions Club is “We Serve”, our Duncanville Community did just that – SERVE. We hope to see more community members participate in 2018. –
President Mike Chrietzberg