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Party Line 5/22/12

With the cooler  ready to go home, Leslie Solbrack and Shawn McIntyre from the Nuva Swine and Spine team kick back and wait to hear the winners announced Saturday evening at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Tom Lee Park.

With the cooler ready to go home, Leslie Solbrack and Shawn McIntyre from the Nuva Swine and Spine team kick back and wait to hear the winners announced Saturday evening at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Tom Lee Park.

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  • Memphis in May International Festival chairman Calvin Anderson and his daughter, Lauren, sample some barbecue Friday at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
  • Casey and Andrew Johns were at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest on Saturday.
  • Al Kapone, who was with his wife, Tracey, was one of the judges in the Elvis tribute artist contest Sunday at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
  • With the cooler  ready to go home, Leslie Solbrack and Shawn McIntyre from the Nuva Swine and Spine team kick back and wait to hear the winners announced Saturday evening at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Tom Lee Park.
  • Michael Moore (left) and Ryan Ables get ready to pack up the Fiberglass-over-papier mâché pig at the Can-Do-Bar-B-Q booth Saturday at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Team member Raph Stagg bought the mechanized pig, which used to 'play' accordion in the old Downtown Bry's department store Christmas animal band, at a flea market years ago.
  • The party was rocking late Friday night at the Cadillac Grillz booth at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Tom Lee Park. Bikini-wearing bartenders and deejay Josh Mele (DJ Mele) from Los Angeles were among the attractions at the three-level booth.
  • Matt Cordell (second from right) was first-place winner in the Elvis tribute artist contest Saturday at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Kevin Mills (third from right) came in second and William Stiles (fourth from left) was  third. Also  participating were (from left) Brian Lee Howell, Jason Baglio, Cody Wise, Cliff Wright and Anthony Shore.
  • Kimberly Frazier (left) of the Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis was the speaker at the Shrine Ladies Luncheon honoring Mary Armstrong (second from left) and Angela Moore, daughters of Pontentate Tom Cross, at the Al Chymia Shrine Center.

Photos by Michael Donahue

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