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Cookin' for Kids

the most delicious way to save lives in East Texas

The Kim Lake Memorial Cookin' for Kids State Championship BBQ is a certified Texas State Championship taking place in Jefferson, Texas the first weekend in May. Certified by the Texas Lone Star BBQ Society, this year's event will be May 5-6, 2017.

  1. Quick Hits
  2. History
  3. Register Online
  4. Raffle Tickets

BBQ-ing Away

since 2007!

All about the Q

Quick Hits


This BBQ began in Marshall , Texas in 2007 thanks to Chris Clement and Marshall Toyota. In 2010, it moved to historic downtown Jefferson. Each year this State championship has grown. The 2013 event will again be in the historic downtown, right off the riverfront. The event is fun for the cooks and the community. Most importantly, all profits benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines  - Jefferson Unit.  

WHO IS KIM LAKE? Kim was the wife of one of our Jefferson Board Members. She worked tirelessly for the Club. On the day before the first Cookin' for Kids in Jefferson, Kim unexpectedly passed away after calling pretty much everyone she knew to attend our inaugural event. It is only fitting that this event recognizes her.

The Raffle

Each year the Jefferson Board of directors hosts a raffle with some pretty amazing prizes. This year's fare is no different!

For the 2016 Raffle we will offer:

Tickets are $10 apiece, 6 for $50, or 12 for $100. [click here] to buy tickets online