Easter baskets, Brunswick stew at Ray Price Harley-Davidson events

Publish Date: 
Mar 4, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. – Ray Price Harley-Davidson is going traditional and tasty in March to benefit two children’s charities.

This year’s annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off March 16 at the Top 100 dealership will support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride for Kids. For a $5 donation, participants get all-you-can-eat access to numerous versions of the southern dish, traditionally a tomato-based stew made with various types of meat, beans and vegetables.

Brunswick County, Va., and the town of Brunswick, Ga. both claim to be home of the stew. But it also has been attributed to Braunschweig, Germany. North Carolina natives make it their own by using pulled pork instead of beef. “We may not know where Brunswick stew came from, but we sure know it’s delicious,” said Kris Weiss, director of marketing and promotions at the dealership. “It’s one of our favorite contests, because everyone has their own recipe and we get lots of participants. We’re thrilled to do this to support the children and families helped by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.”

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a blood drive and live music starting at 11 a.m. Judging and serving begins at noon, with customers and celebrity judges casting their ballots.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places, as well as a people’s choice trophy. Tasting participants who wear green get the opportunity to win prizes by taking a spin at the Ray Price “Nitro Prize Wheel” in the dealership. Top prize is a $250 gift certificate.

All month long the store is taking donations of goodie-filled Easter baskets, which will be distributed March 30 with the dealership’s annual Easter Basket Ride. Hundreds of baskets will be delivered to Radiant Church for an Easter event benefiting local underprivileged children.

Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triumph won Best Event honors, for its Capital City Bikefest rally weekend, during the Top 100 Dealer Awards Gala held Feb. 15 in Indianapolis.

Posted by Holly Wagner