There are a lot of details when it comes to organizing and putting on a community festival. And, if it spans more than one day, organizers have to deal with the issue of where to keep some of the material from the event overnight. That’s when storage facilities come to the aid of the event planners.
On May 3 though May 4, the rotary club in Crownsville, Maryland hosted the 4th Annual Naptown BarBAYq Contest and Music Festival. It was held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Since event planners needed a place to store some of the festival items over-night, MyWay Mobile Storage donated some of their portable storage boxes to help them out. This is the fourth year that MyWay Mobile Storage has donated their containers to the festival.
“The MyWay Mobile Storage boxes are fantastically convenient and irreplaceable at our event. We used them in multiple locations for multiple needs,” said Don Chomas, the Naptown barBAYq Chairman. “Last year we even used one as our ‘Federal Reserve Bank Office’ – essentially where we did our banking with food vendors.”
“Supplies and BBQ trophies, merchandise, and many other items must be stored overnight,” said Chomas. “MyWay storage boxes are perfect and even look pretty good just sitting in the middle of things. I would recommend them for a variety of storage needs.”
Tickets for the festival cost $15 at the door. (Kids 13 years old and under got in free.) Teams signed up to cook their own special barbeque recipe. There were a wide variety of recipes – ribs, chicken, pork, and brisket to name a few. This year, there were 63 teams competing. This is up from the 45 teams that competed last year.
Over $11,500 was given away in prize money. The team 3EyzBBQ won the Grand Champion award. Team Lo’-N-Slo’ BBQ earned the Reserve Champion. Que and a Half Men won the People’s Choice award.
The Naptown barBAYq contest and its judges are officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This society is the world’s largest organization of barbecue enthusiasts. They have over 14,00 members.
Monies collected from the festival were donated to the Anne Arundel Medical Center Pediatrics Emergency Inpatient Unit and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club sponsored the Naptown barBAYq event. It is a Rotary Club with approximately 80 members. With the guiding principle of Service Above Self, they develop community service projects that address issues such as children at risk, health, hunger, water, and literacy.
MyWay Mobile Storage has facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, Colorado, Tyler, Texas, Baltimore, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, Missouri, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“MyWay Mobile Storage Donates Portable Storage Units to 4th Annual Naptown BarBAYq Festival.” PRWeb; 2 June 2014.