Noblesville Rotary Club’s BrewBQ set for Aug. 25

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Rotary members Joe Carnavale (club member), Carrie Dixon (secretary) and Jeff Derda (president) discuss the BrewBQ event. (Submitted photo)

Carrie Dixon figures barbecue, brews and music provides an irresistible mix.

The Noblesville Rotary Club secretary is eager for the third annual Noblesville BrewBQ, which is set from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. The event’s main sponsors are BlueSky Technology Partners and Associated Drywall Partners Inc.

“It’s our one big fundraiser, so it supports primarily the scholarship fund for Ivy Tech Noblesville campus,” said Dixon, a Noblesville resident who is in charge of marketing/fundraising for the event. “Last year, we had 350 people. Our goal and what we prepare for is 600 people. I think we’ll be somewhere in between that. We prepare for 600 because we don’t want to run out. That’s the worst thing you can have happen.”

Dixon said proceeds allowed the Rotary to provide $7,200 in scholarships for the first two years. The Rotary Club awards the scholarships to high school graduates.

Dixon said the first year the event’s attendance was hampered because it rained almost all day.

“We more than doubled the profit in year two with it being a great day, weather-wise, and the Federal Hill Commons being an exciting new venue,” Dixon said.

The pulled chicken, ribs and burgers will be prepared by contestants. The barbecue will be judged by a celebrity panel. Dixon said BlueSky Technology will likely put together an online poll so there is a popular vote winner. Nameless Catering is providing the side dishes.

Bier Brewery is returning as a beer vender along with new vendors Blind Owl Brewery and Moontown Brewery. Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard is new as well. Garden Party Botanical Hard Sodas is a returning vendor.

Music is provided by The Dialtones from 4 to 6 p.m. and That’s What She Said from 7 to 10 p.m.

Admission is $45 for a drinking ticket and $35 for a designated driver ticket (unlimited sodas/water) in advance. There is a $5 increase on both tickets on the day of the event.

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