Catholic Charities West Michigan Announces New “Holy Smokes” BBQ Competition in Downtown Muskegon

Muskegon, Michigan, February 7, 2019 – Catholic Charities West Michigan is proud to announce the first annual Holy Smokes BBQ Competition on May 11, 2019 at the new Pigeon Hill Brewing Facility. Benefiting Catholic Charities West Michigan’s programming in Muskegon, all proceeds from the event will support their child welfare, behavioral health, family preservation and community outreach initiatives. At the event, the community will gather to taste and vote for a variety of BBQ entries from local restaurants. Guests will also be able to enjoy the Spring weather and sip on craft brews, play yard games, and experience live entertainment.

“We love being a part of the growing commitment to Muskegon and this event will be a great opportunity for guests to experience all that downtown has to offer and learn more about the vital services that Catholic Charities provides,” said Chris Slater, CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Holy Smokes BBQ Competition
May 11, 1 – 4 pm
Pigeon Hill Brewing Facility – 895 Fourth St. Muskegon, MI 49440

“We are excited to host the inaugural Holy Smokes BBQ Competition as our first event at our new Pigeon Hill Brewing production facility,” said Pigeon Hill owners. “We love supporting local organizations like Catholic Charities and the crucial work they do in our community to help families. We also look forward to highlighting the amazing food from restaurants here in and around Muskegon and joining our fellow community members by coming out to support those in need.”

Tickets for Holy Smokes are $20. For more information, visit // or call 616-356-6207.

About Catholic Charities West Michigan

For nearly seven decades, Catholic Charities West Michigan has been feeding the hungry, counseling those who struggle and building strong families. Through a broad spectrum of social service programs focused on the needs of children and families, CCWM serves residents of 11 counties in West Michigan.Headquartered in Grand Rapids, CCWM has more than 285 employees who work from nine locations and last year touched the lives of more than 21,000 individuals. For more information, visit

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