Famous Dave's marks anniversary with 'Ribfest' and cornhole contest

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GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -  Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que at SanTan Village is marking its 5th anniversary with a fun, messy and delicious event.

The public is invited to stop by between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, to indulge in Famous Dave's award-winning St. Louis Style ribs at a traditional "Ribfest," and a take part in a prize-filled cornhole (bean bag toss) contest.

This event will take place in front of Famous Dave's in the parking lot, located at 2206 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert, AZ. Famous Dave's staff will be feeding everyone in attendance for a donation to the Boys & Girls Club Gilbert Branch.

Along with the usual tents, inflatable "Wilbur," grills and catering truck, there will be a cornhole contest with all proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club Gilbert Branch. 

Several Famous Dave's prizes will be awarded for playing cornhole as well as a chance to win a Weber Performer Premium Charcoal Grill, valued at nearly $350.

"We've been so fortunate to be a part of this community for the past five years. We're thrilled to be celebrating Famous Dave's 5-year anniversary at SanTan Village by partnering up with the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley to raise funds for their Gilbert Branch with an exciting afternoon of great food and great fun. We invite everyone to join us for all the fun-filled activities, all for a great cause," says John Erlandson, Famous Dave's Valley franchise owner.

The cost to play Cornhole is free, unless you would like to play for the Grand Prize grill. For $2, you will get a chance to throw three beanbags, and if you make at least one, you will be entered in the drawing. 

Food items for purchase include St. Louis Style Ribs, Georgia-Chopped Pork Sliders, sides, hot dogs for the kids and beverages. Price ranges from $1 to $3 for the food, with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club - Gilbert Branch.

For nearly 50 years, The Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley have made it top priority to provide kids who come to us with a chance to build their talents, learn the value of contributing to others, and realize their dreams. 

The Gilbert Branch offers an after school program, teen leadership, youth sports leagues, homework and tutoring assistance. The Club is located in the Gilbert Heritage District in the heart of downtown Gilbert. The branch opened in 1991 and serves a diverse group of children and teens from throughout the East Valley, including the Town of Gilbert.

For information on Famous Dave's menu and locations visit: www.famousdavesbbq.com.

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