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Aug. 1: Alum to Provide Barbeque Tips, Samples

Pat Nelson to provide sneak preview on campus prior to city's annual Ribfest.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 7-26-2013

Mankato, Minn. -- Minnesota State University, Mankato alumnus Pat Nelson will provide tips and samples of his award-winning barbeque to the campus community on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. on the Centennial Student Union Mall (weather permitting).

Nelson will be stopping on campus prior to competing in the city of Mankato's annual Ribfest event that will be held from Aug. 1-4 at Riverfront Park.

Nelson’s team is an award winning one, having garnered several “Best Ribs,” “Best Sauce” and “Best Pork” titles at various competitions throughout the country. His ribs took third place at last year’s Ribfest in Mankato. Nelson said he hopes to take home more awards, including the People’s Choice Award, at this year’s event.

John Bulcock, assistant director of student activities, is the coordinator for the event, which is sponsored by the Student Activities Office and free and open to the public.

“This program was very well received on campus last year," said Bulcock. "We’re glad Pat’s able and willing to join us again.”

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