$20,000 Raised at the 13th Annual Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey

Photo: Chrissy Kartes

DICKEY, ND (NewsDakota.com) – The annual Sweet N’ Sticky in Dickey Rib Cook-off was held Saturday, July 9 in Dickey, ND

Now in its 13th year, the event featured 26 cooks, all hoping to win a Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey trophy and generate donations for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Nearly 300 people tasted 90 ribs and many dishes, salads and desserts offered during the event. The event raised over $20,000 for Hospice of the Red River Valley in memory of loved ones who have been cared for by the organization.

Six judges sampled and scored the entries to determine the Judge’s Choice Award. The Judges’ Choice winners were: First place – Herb Carpenter, Bismarck, ND; Second place – Mitch Miller, Adrian, ND and Waylon Triepke, Dickey, ND; and third place – Greg Peterson, Fargo, ND

The People’s Choice winners were: First place – Brent Carpenter, Jamestown, ND; and second and third place tied – Thomas Kartes, Dickey, ND & Trey Isakson, Dickey, ND

“We are deeply grateful for the incredible support given to this event year after year. Friendly competition, continued donations and returning smiles inspire us to host this event each year for the Red River Valley Hospice. Thank you very much to all participants! We are grateful for what Hospice has done for us and will do for our community in the future,” said event organizer Chrissy Kartes. Members of the event committee include Chrissy and Steven Kartes, and Dava and George Roder.

The 14th annual Sweet N’ Stickey in Dickey Rib Cook-off will take place on July 8, 2023.

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