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Marco Police Foundation Rib Cook-Off 2011

See larger Jerry Bonfitto, right, displays his first place-winning ribs, with team member 'Dr. Jay' Faremouth. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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Jerry Bonfitto, right, displays his first place-winning ribs, with team member "Dr. Jay" Faremouth. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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  • Competitors Jim Downing and Hayden Warren share a grill. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Jerry Bonfitto, right, displays his first place-winning ribs, with team member 'Dr. Jay' Faremouth. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Host Frank LaCava samples one of the cookoff entries.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Love and war - competitors and partners Jim Downing and Dale Danek kiss and make up. She took third place. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Hard at work, the judges record their impressions. R-L: Don Hunter, Joe Granda, Steve Stefanides, Mike Murphy, and Jerry Gibson. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Island Brewery owner Frank LaCava delivers a batch of ribs to the judges. The Rib Cook-Off he hosted Saturday afternoon benefited the Marco Police Foundation. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Steve Stefanides, left, reunites with an old buddy. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Chef Duane Nettles' secret weapons are the Big Green Egg, and assistant Suzanne Amon. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Judging done, Don Hunter mounts a hog of his own for the ride home. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Judge Jerry Gibson masticates, savors, and considers one contestant's entry.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Judges Mike Murphy and Steve Stefanides do their duty, with gusto. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Brett and Jill Baldwin, left, and Barb and Tony Spina are not afraid to tackle the 32-0z. Uberbier mugs.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Rondi Hauser brings sprigs of fresh rosemary to spice up her team's barbecue. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Former Police Chief Thom Carr and his wife Liz enjoy the event. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Kirk McFee keeps the tunes coming, all afternoon. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

The Marco Island Brewery hosted a rib cook-off to benefit the Marco Island Police Foundation.

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