Clayton fire, police departments to compete in Battle of the Badges BBQ benefitting Backstoppers and Responder Rescue

May 5 will mark the beginning of a long running competition that pits Clayton’s finest, against Clayton’s other finest.

The city’s firefighters will take on the police in the annual Battle of the Badges BBQ, an event to benefit some of the area’s bravest first responders who have put their lives on the line.

In addition to the Clayton public safety departments, several area fire and police departments will be going head-to-head competing for the trophy and a year’s bragging rights on who grills the best ribs, pork butt and chicken.

The grilling competition, which pits the Clayton and Maplewood Fire Departments against the Clayton and Maplewood Police Departments will benefit Backstoppers and Responder Rescue.

The event is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Shaw Park. Tickets are $20 each in advance ($25 at the door) and include:

  • Five 2oz. samples of BBQ
  • Side dishes – grilled corn on the cob, baked beans and kettle chips
  • Soft drinks

The event is scheduled to go until 9 p.m. and will include entertainment provided by Leland’s Road. A cash bar will also be available.

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