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Georgia State Beef Barbeque Championship Cook Off

"Shoot the Bull "

Shoot the Bull: Georgia State Beef Barbeque Championship Cook Off

Adopted in 1997

The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" Barbecue Championship was made the official state beef barbecue championship cookoff and the Dooly County Chamber of Commerce's "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig" was made the official state pork barbecue championship cookoff when Governor Zell Miller signed House Bill No. 854 on April 14, 1997.

Georgia Beef Barbeque Championship Cook Off
"Shoot the Bull"

Shoot the Bull: Georgia State Beef Barbeque Championship Cook Off

The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull."  People from all over Georgia and surrounding states flock to this small south Georgia town to enter their tasty barbecue concoctions in this famous cook-off. The funds raised from the event benefit the Civitan International Research Center which is working toward a cure for Down's Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. The funds also help disabled children in the community attend Camp Civitan during the summer.

Georgia House Bill 845

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT

To amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state symbols, so as to designate the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship as the state's official beef barbecue championship cookoff; to designate the "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig" as the state's official pork barbecue cookoff; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, the Hawkinsville Civitan Club annually sponsors the "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship which attracts competitors from throughout Georgia and the surrounding states; and

WHEREAS, the funds raised from this outstanding event are used to assist the Civitan International Research Center, which is working toward a cure for Down's syndrome and other developmental disabilities, to provide disabled children in the community with an opportunity to attend Camp Civitan during the summer and to assist disabled people in the community and others with unexpected needs; and

WHEREAS, the "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship has earned a well-deserved reputation for the quality and flavor of the barbecue which is submitted by the participants; and

WHEREAS, many of those who participate in this event go on to claim championship awards in barbecue competitions throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Dooly County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the sixteenth annual Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig in Vienna, Georgia, on October 4 through 11, 1997; and

WHEREAS, this unparalleled "Cadillac of Barbecue Contests" attracts teams from across the southeastern United States who match their culinary craftsmanship and highly refined skills in the consummate art of pig cookery with the creation of one of the most exquisite, treasured, and relished foods in Georgia; and

WHEREAS, this event, which has grown in magnitude each year since its inception and has become one of the Southeast's most widely anticipated and popular annual festivals, reaches as far as Texas, where many uninformed persons still mistakenly refer to burnt beef as "barbecue"; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that these outstanding events and the hard work and dedication of the members of the Hawkinsville Civitan Club and the Dooly County Chamber of Commerce that have made this event so successful be properly recognized.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1.

Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state symbols, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new Code Section 50-3-75 to read as follows:

"50-3-75.

(a) The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship is designated as the official state beef barbecue championship cookoff.

(b) The Dooly County Chamber of Commerce's `Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig' is designated as the official state pork barbecue championship cookoff."

SECTION 2.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 1-3-4.1, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 3.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

Georgia Law

The law designating the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship as the official Georgia state beef barbecue championship cookoff is found in the Georgia Code, Title 50, Chapter 3, Section 50-3-75.

TITLE 50. STATE GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 3. STATE FLAG, SEAL, AND OTHER SYMBOLS
ARTICLE 3. OTHER STATE SYMBOLS

O.C.G.A. § 50-3-75 (2014)

§ 50-3-75. Official beef barbecue championship cookoff; official pork barbecue championship cookoff

(a) The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship is designated as the official state beef barbecue championship cookoff.

(b) The Dooly County Chamber of Commerce's "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig" is designated as the official state pork barbecue championship cookoff.

HISTORY: Code 1981, § 50-3-75, enacted by Ga. L. 1997, p. 588, § 1.
 

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