The Smoke on the Square BBQ contest in Hope will get a little extra heat on Saturday. The Indiana Fever will be bringing the team mascot, Freddy Fever, to the event along with interactive games and a prize wheel.
That will be at noon Saturday on the Hope Town Square.
Representatives with the team say that the first 20 guests to the Indiana Fever booth will receive a T-shirt and a pair of free tickets to the team’s home opener against the New York Liberty on June 1st.
They say that the stop in Hope is part of the team’s 20 Towns for 20 Seasons community tour, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise.
The event is a fundraiser for the Community Center of Hope to benefit the food bank and child care center. You can take part in that judging on Saturday afternoon by buying a pass to sample the entries for the people’s choice award. They will also be offering BBQ meals including pulled pork, chicken, brisket and a kids hot dog meal for sale.
Smoke on the Square starts at 4 p.m. this evening and runs to 9 p.m., then picks up again at 11 a.m. Saturday until the food runs out.