Originally posted on May 30, 2012 by PN Ombudsman
Ty Pennington will join grilling and outdoor living authority Sears to heat up one of Chicagoland’s most beloved summer events, Ribfest, on June 30. From noon to 6PM, Ribfest attendees can experience demonstrations by Sears grilling experts, get a photo with Pennington, have a chance to get their grill on, and enter to win a grill and other great prizes.
“Personally, I love being outdoors,” Pennington said. “Summer is a perfect time for gathering friends and family for a backyard barbecue. I can’t wait to get cookin’ on my grill at Ribfest!”
“Ty Pennington Style, sold exclusively at Sears, has been an important brand in our Home business, spanning the Outdoor Living, Home, and Bed and Bath categories for several years,” said James Alt, vice president, Seasonal and Outdoor Living, Sears Holdings. “So it makes sense to bring Ty to Ribfest, where we’ll be displaying a Ty Pennington Style outdoor living furniture set, in addition to showcasing several grills. And as part of our sponsorship of Ribfest, we’re pleased to donate $5,000 to The Exchange Club of Naperville to benefit the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence.”
Joining Pennington at the Sears tent are some of the most knowledgeable grillers in the country. Television host and author George Hirsch, Grill Grrrl Robyn Lindars, and Burnin’ Love BBQ chef Perry Perkins will be demonstrating their favorite dishes, including healthy meals, quick fixes, desserts, and BBQ classics.
“Grilling is one of America’s favorite pastimes. It makes me happy to see the continued growth and interest in families gathering ’round the grill; a topic that has inspired my TV series and cookbooks for years. I am delighted to work with Sears on such an important aspect of everyday living that everyone can experience. I look forward to spreading the joy of grilling and entertaining, by bringing people together with my tried and true recipes, along with how-to lifestyle tips this summer season,” Hirsch said.
For more information visit www.ribfest.net.