The city of Winter Haven hosted its second Sizzlin' Smokin' BBQ Cook-Off on Friday Jan 20th at Chain of Lakes Park. Thirteen teams drawn from different city departments took part in the competition with all the proceeds going to the Women's Resource Center of Central Florida, a nonprofit that provides a variety of services to women and families in crisis.

"It's a neat way for the employees to showcase some of their hidden talents while giving back to the community," said T. Michael Stavres, the interim city manager.

WRC Exec Director Cherie Simmers accepting the 2017 Sizzlin' Smokin' Bar B Q Cook-Off donation check from City of Winter Haven Commisioners 

WRC Exec Director Cherie Simmers accepting the 2017 Sizzlin' Smokin' Bar B Q Cook-Off donation check from City of Winter Haven Commisioners