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FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
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KCBS Grant In Aid Applications

The Education and Philanthropy Committees of the Kansas City Barbeque Society Board of Directors are pleased to announce that your Board of Directors has approved a minimum of $15,000 be allocated annually in a grant program for children of KCBS members, with awards ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. Grants will be awarded to children of current KCBS members, with the requirement that parents must have been a member in good standing for a minimum of three years.

A special committee of members from both the Philanthropy and Education Committees will accept applications beginning January 1, 2014, and ending on March 15, 2014, with the first grants being effective in September 2014. Consideration will be given for admission to both college and post-secondary technical schools.

Applications should be addressed to Grant-In-Aid Committee, Kansas City Barbeque Society, 11514 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City, MO 64134. Applications and letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the writer to the office at: philanthropy@kcbs.us or the KCBS office no later than March 15, 2014.

The Grant-In-Aid Committee will review the applications to determine the recipients, report its recommendations to the KCBS Board of Directors for final decisions at its May meeting, and will notify recipients no later than June 30, 2014.

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