MPCC Rodeo Team to raffle Green Mountain grill

Tickets are on sale now for a Green Mountain wood-fired pellet grill being raffled by the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to help offset travel and other team expenses. The grill, a Daniel Boone model, comes with a cover for a total value of more than $800. Some of its features include a digital control, meat probe, peaked lid for stand-up chicken/large fowl/rib racks, a convenience tray with utensil hooks, hard rubber tires and a venturi-style firebox for cyclone combustion. It also has Sense-Mate, a thermal sensor which constantly monitors the ambient temperature. When the weather gets cold, the sensor kicks the grill into turbo mode, resulting in shorter heating time.  The grill contains a positive pressure hopper fan to prevent burn-back, “fan only” mode with automatic shut-off to blow ash out of the firebox after grilling is complete, an approximately 432-square-inch cooking surface and a 13.5-inch clearance inside. It weighs 152 pounds. Tickets for the grill are $5 each, or five for $20. They are available at the college’s welcome centers in North Platte and McCook as well as through any MPCC Rodeo Team member. They can also be purchased by calling rodeo team coaches Dustin Elliott, 520-2966, and Garrett Nokes, 350-0514, or Carol Garrison, chair of The Wranglers booster committee, 535-3778. The grill will be on display at all of the team’s events this fall, and a winner will be announced at the team’s rodeo banquet Feb. 9.