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Famous chef and pitmaster Ernie Mellor of Memphis will bring his award-winning “Hog Wild” Barbecue to the Wilkes-Barre area in support of Center of the Village, an after-school program at the Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Church in South Wilkes-Barre.

The barbecue event will be held 4 to 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at R & D Memories, 566 Fellows Ave., Hanover Township. The hall is air-conditioned.

The event includes dinner and entertainment as well as a cash bar. Tickets are $20 for events and $10 for children ages 12 and younger.

Ernie’s BBQ has won many awards during his 23 years of competition at the Memphis May World Barbecue Cooking Contest. He was featured on the Food Network show “BBQ with Bobby Flay” and is a frequent guest on regional hunting and cooking television shows.

His recipes are included in Martha Stewart’s “Summer Grilling Cookbook,” alongside the likes of Emeril Lagasse. Ernie’s “Hog Wild” dry rub and wet sauce are sold at retail in the mid-South and will be available at the event.

Tickets are available at the Gallery of Sound stores in the Wilkes-Barre area and at the BBOP Coffee Shop, corner of Northampton and Washington streets in Wilkes-Barre.

For info, call Greg Emery at 855-2759.

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