Bob “Smoker King” Rogers was chosen by the crowd of Rotarians and their guests as the winner at the club’s annual Pulled Pork Throwdown. His “Double Pork Delight” was chosen by the 40 plus attendees over the frequent previous winner, Melissa Baxter (left), and the team of Christine Wildauer and Mickey Hall, who took second place with their “Texas Pulled Pork.” Bob’s succulent dish featured a combination of pork butt and pork belly, marinated, injected and dry rubbed for 6 days before going into the smoker for over 15 hours. His “Sue chef” handled the clean-up for Bob, who we know as an adventurous, good cook as experienced by those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed dinner at the Rogers through the years. Do we have a James Beard awardee in our midst?
The biggest challenge for the Wildauer-Hall team was wrestling the 20 pound boned roast into the large crockpot in Christine’s floral shop! The cute, squeaky green and blue pigs were contributed by Mickey, who found the little hogs in the dog toy section of a local store.  Side dishes to go with the pulled pork were brought by other Rotarians, in addition to the cornbread and coleslaw that Christine and Mickey also provided.
The event was held in the Oscar Lasko PARC (Program Activity Resource Center) of the brand new Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America building. The 18,000 square foot building is surrounded by 28 acres on One Scouting Way in Exton. The event was hosted by our own Jeff Spencer, Scout Executive/CEO, in the Carol and Dick Vermeil Leadership Development Center on the second floor of the three-story building. Jeff proudly showed off the new facility, which officially opened in July, followed by a ribbon cutting on September 18th. The multi-faceted building has lots of rentable space that is available to community organizations, besides being a headquarters for the Boy Scouts.
The donation of $15 per person charged for the Rotary Pulled Pork Throwdown event was given to the Boy Scouts. Thanks to Ebbie Alfree for capturing this photo.