Archive for April 20th, 2023

Smokin’ Heroes competition in Johnston, IA


I want to extend an invite to you all regarding our annual Charity Smoking Competition called Smokin’ Heroes taking place on the evening of June 16th into June 17th 2023 at the Johnston Green Days festival.

The competition will pit police, fire, and military smoking teams against each other for bragging rights, the Smoking Heroes Championship Belt, and other cash prizes! We will have teams from all branches of public safety represented and at various experience levels. There is one stipulation of the competition though, that you need at least one police, fire, military, or public safety person on your team. If you already have someone like that on staff you’re set to go. We will provide the meat; pork, ribs, and whole chickens, you just need a team and a smoker to compete.

The charity competition is being used to raise money to promote a cultural exchange with our sister city Peja, Kosovo. This experience cannot be had in a class room and expresses our overall approach as a department to work toward the betterment of the community at large.

If you’d like to compete or support this event, I’ve attached a registration/interest form to get you started. If you participate you’re more than welcome to put up a banner in your smoking area to represent your team and organization The last competition attendance was calculated at around 1,500-2,000. Your team will also be represented in our social media during and leading up to the event!

Please contact me if you’re interested ASAP, my E-mail is my number at the PD is 515.334.2342 if you have any questions about the event. Hope to see you there!

A couple odds and ends

  • Since meat handout and rules are on the evening of the 16th you will be able to, if you choose, sleep in a tent or RV to smoke overnight or start as early as possible on the 17th
  • If you only want to show up for the competition, super early on the 17th that is ok, I can make arrangements for that
  • The competition takes place during our Green Days city festival, so there will be music, carnival rides, food and beverages during the competition. It is a family friendly event

Sgt Grandon

Community Policing Unit, Johnston Police

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