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CNP team ranks as finalist at BBQ championship

BBQ ContestAt the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLS&R) World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, CNP’s cook-off team placed 16th overall against 400 teams and made it to the finals in the brisket category, placing fifth out of 180 brisket entries. Pictured left to right is a representative from the finalist judges and CNP’s team members from Minnesota: Mary Jo Schuh, confidential secretary; Jeff Hatfield, vehicle and equipment mechanic; Rick Pyzick, crew leader; Kathy Simonson, executive assistant; Kathy Michals, HR generalist and Jeff Bickler, fleet supervisor. This team won the honor of participating at the HLS&R event and CNP’s Grand Champion title at the company’s October barbecue cook-off event, which raised more than $40,000 for the Don D. Jordan Scholarship Fund that benefits employees’ children.