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Farm City Barbecue 2011

Blase Ciabaton along with sons Jack & George enjoy the day.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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Blase Ciabaton along with sons Jack & George enjoy the day. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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  • John Cardillo, left and his hat 'worn 25 years annually to the day' along with Debbie Mravic and Judge Dan Monaco. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Grilled steak and all the fixings were on the menu at the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Fresh produce was trucked in from Immokolee for the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Peter and Lisa Van Dien ready for lunch at the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Patricia Garcia and Yesenia Franco of the Sherriff's department community Explorers group.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Theo Etzel and Steve Malone braved the hot grill and kept the steaks coming.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • The annual Farm City BBQ is always a popular event with attendees lined up for this fundraiser to benefit Leadership Collier and the local 4H.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Mayor Bill Barnett and Sherriff Kevin Rambosk manned the food line.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Attendees lined up for a country style lunch at the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Blase Ciabaton along with sons Jack & George enjoy the day.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • 200 vegetable bags full of donated Immokolee produce ready for sale to benefit 4H.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Golden Gate High School junior ROTC cadet Sam Corthado and LTC Paul Garrah of Leadership Collier.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Marie Morris, 4H Outreach Coordinator helped sell veggie bags with the goal of raising $2000.00. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Tom Davenport in cowboy hat and Bill Finch enjoy a laugh.     Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Cowboy boots were the footwear of choice for many at the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Tish Roland sold veggie bags of donated produce to benefit the 4H Youth Program.  Here Raymond Cabral is 'happy to help'.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • 'PJ', Leadership Collier class of 2005.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • The full house enjoyed dining under the shade of fairground style tents.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • The aroma of fresh grilled steaks filled the air at the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Robin Rosario of Cruise Naples who donated gift certificates to the Farm City BBQ event.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
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Raul Montez, from left, Arturo Herrea, Martin Lopez, and Robert Gonzalez shuck cooked ears of corn to be served at the Farm City BBQ at Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday.
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Sue Cummings, center, looks over the selections at the Farm City BBQ at Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday.
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Leo Gonzalez does his part by turning steaks on the grill at the Farm City BBQ at Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday. 1200 lbs of steak was cooked for the benefit.
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Before lunch was served, Fred Schuchmann, left, recited the Pledge of Allegiance with the rest of the crowd at the Farm City BBQ Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday.
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Gail Dolon, left, sends a batch of cooked steaks to the food tent while Mike Brennan, second from right, drops off another steak from the grill at the Farm City BBQ at Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday. 1200 lbs of steak was cooked for the benefit.
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Mayor Bill Barnett serves up salad to the crowd at the Farm City BBQ at Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday.
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Raul Montez shucks ears of cooked corn to be served at the Farm City BBQ at Physicians Regional Medical Center - Collier Boulevard on Wednesday.

Under bright skies, the 56th annual Farm City BBQ was full to capacity. With country music jetting from the speakers, attendees lined up for a country style lunch headlined by grilled steak and all the fixings. The event celebrates national Farm City Week.

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