BBQ event held to raise money for Colbert Co. church

TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) - A Shoals church held a fundraiser to help raise money for mission work.

The Calvary Baptist Church held its 2nd Annual Mission Q at Spring Park in Tuscumbia Saturday.

The event served as a back yard BBQ contest to raise money for their congregation.

Cooks from around North Alabama were able to compete for a chance to win $800 and bragging rights.

"It's an excellent opportunity for the community. We have people outside of our church that are involved. We have one professional team that helps us put this together. This time we're only for back yard groups but it is critical; it creates oneness in our church, a lot of people pull together and it's just a fun time. But we also use it as a time to raise funds for missions," said Alan Nix of Calvary Baptist church.

All the funds raised go towards their local, national and international mission work and their local food bank.

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