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The 2019 Blues, Brews & Barbecue benefiting Houston Area Parkinson Society was held on Sunday, April 14th at Wicklow Heights. More than 200 supporters helped raise $35,000 for programs that are critical to serving the Houston Parkinson's community.

By using a whole-human approach to community building, HAPS reduces the fear and isolation associated with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. For 45 years, we have offered free therapeutic exercise and support groups, social services, education, and transportation to families affected by Parkinson’s disease in eight Houston-area counties. Proceeds from Blues, Brews & Barbecue will help fund these services.

Outstanding Event Chairs Kelly and Matthew Simon planned a lively afternoon event with the perfect mix of blues music, featuring High Tech Rednecks, Road Gang, The Steve Krase Band, Rick Lee and the Night Owls, Bluestown Shakedown and a barbecue cook-off.

Nine barbecue cook-off teams competed for the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards. Armando Palacios of Armandos, and Brandi Key and Jorge Valencia of LMN Hospitality were the judges at the event. Attendees were invited to vote for their favorites as well. Lost in da Sauce and Addicted 2 Smoke tied for the Judges’ Choice Best Meat Award. Wildwood Provisions Company won the Judges’ Choice Best Sauce Award. Team Jason Kendall won the Judges’ Choice Best Side Award. Lost in da Sauce also won the People’s Choice Best Overall Award.

Felice Sloan aka Swanky Maven served as the emcee. The Auction featured Astros tickets, fabulous trips, Texans tickets and more.

The Crutch sponsors of the event were Kelly Simon Properties, LLC, Houston Neurological Institute and FedEx. The Bark sponsors were Beth Wolff Realty, Citation Oil & Gas, NOV, Friends of Bobby Sherman, Criaco and Associates and Foster Fence, Ltd. Team Sponsors included Old Republic Title, R bar, Emily and Mark Goodnight, Johhny Hieser, Keith Kreuer, Debra Talley Denny and Shelly Kennedy, Principle Energy, LLC, Daniel Hernandez, and Texas Lone Star, Inc.

Photography sponsor and photo credit to Ladd Photography. Visit hapsonline.org for more photos.

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check out the pictures from the 2019 event.