Tags: Community & Outreach
It was hot, it was packed and it was lively.
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Harry's farmers market was represented by Carol Craig, left, Samantha Enzmann, center, and Elizabeth Thompson, right. (click for larger version)
Rozelle and JK Kenny, grillers showing off their taste in aprons. (click for larger version)
September 09, 2013ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta is passionate about football and what else goes hand-in-hand with pigskins other than grilling?
Downtown was the site of the city's Grilling and Gridiron tailgate party on Sept. 7.
The event was a fundraiser for the Lionheart School, which focuses on children with autism.
"I think it's a great thing for the school and a wonderful thing for people to come out and support the city of Alpharetta," said griller Roselle Kenny.
Community groups and restaurants served hundreds of attendees on the blocked-off Old Roswell Street near Milton Avenue. In addition to grilling there were also beer tastings and, of course, football on a huge flat screen.
Grillmaster of Alpharetta, best beef, best chicken, best tailgate and best of the rest were all judged and awarded as a crowd of football fans clustered in lawn chairs on the grass to watch the Georgia Bulldogs win against South Carolina's Gamecocks 41-30.