Saturday, July 22nd

The summer is all about getting some sun, beating the heat and cook outs with lots of food.

Jackson County Beef Promotion Committee tried to hit one of those with its 19th annual Beef Cookout on Saturday.

The Jackson County Fair Grounds played host to thousands of hungry customers and drive-through eaters as well.

Hope Laufenberg with the JCBPC said they sold 1,520 plates of food which is up from last year.

People had a choice between a hot dog or rib-eye steak sandwich, both with sweet corn and ice cream.

"I think the numbers really speak for themselves in how fun it was, people love the bigger portions," Laufenberg said.

The idea started years ago when one of Laufenberg's daughter was interning in college.