Meat on the grill

Ribbers ply their trade during the inaugural Rotary Club Ribfest in 2016. This year’s festival runs from June 22-24 at Kinsmen Park. -- Herald file photo.

With their inaugural year under their belts, the Prince Albert Rotary Club is bringing Ribfest back for a second year at a new location.

After holding the first ever Prince Albert Ribfest on the Exhibition Grounds last July, this year the club has switched the location to Kinsmen Park.

Rotary Club member and Ribfest chair Duane Hayunga said last year’s event wasn’t as well attended as they hoped it would be, and the new location is designed to help change that.

“Last year we were a little disappointed in the attendance, but that said, it was the first year for the event,” Hayunga said. “We feel that the community, as (Ribfest) becomes better known, will want to support it.”

The Rotary Club received a number of suggestions after their inaugural year, most of which revolved around the location. Hayunga said attendees and ribbers alike both suggested they try a space that was more family friendly, which led them to the Kinsmen.

With a new venue, and the opportunity to build on last year’s exposure, the club is confident that this year’s Ribfest will be well attended.

For the rest of this story, please see the June 20 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.