First Place

$750 John Spielman


Second Place


$500 Don Cheval

Third Place


$250 Toni Tintari


Forest Park’s 7th annual Ribfest took place Saturday, Sept. 14. Last year’s champion John Spielman, once again scored highest in the rib contest blind judged by members of the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Second place winner was former Forest Park firefighter Don Cheval and third place winner was Toni Tintari.

A total of 23 contestants brought their smokers to the Forest Park Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison Street, and smoked ribs without use of propane or electricity.

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...

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