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Red, White and Blue charity BBQ takes a break for 2023

The Red, White and Blue charity barbecue that kicks off the Campbell County Fair and raises funding for the local VFW hall won't occur this summer, but it may return next year.

Red, White & Blue BBQ

The Red, White & Blue BBQ will take place July 29.

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Red, White and Blue charity barbecue that kicks off the Campbell County Fair and raises funding for the local VFW hall won’t occur this summer, but next year’s possible, the event’s organizer said this afternoon.

Andy Kraycsir said that there isn’t enough time to get donations and find the right help so he decided he’s going to take this year off and try to regroup and develop a volunteer team for the fair in 2024.

“I had a few people contact me but I just need more than that,” he said. “I would like to continue to develop a committee that can successfully put this event on. Gillette has been great overall, especially with the town’s generosity.”

Kraycsir said that over the course of the event’s history, it’s raised $60,000 for the VFW hall. That doesn’t include the raffle items that were also raised.

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