The clouds parted way for the sun despite a stormy weather cast creating the perfect spring weather for Red Kettle Cookout’s kickoff to grilling season.

 Local media personalities were in a frenzy to have event goers buy their special culinary concoctions as part of the celebrity burger challenge. RTV 6  took home top honor this year with its Carolina Burger, a single patty between Carolina pulled pork and a vinegar-based coleslaw. WISH TV was the runner up with its Cheeto Chili Cheese Burger, a double patty burger stacked high with chunky chili, nacho cheese and Cheetos.

Numerous sponsors lined the spoke of Monument Circle with booths and activities. All proceeds from Red Kettle Cookout will help support The Salvation Army’s summer camp programs.

A special thanks to all our sponsors, supporters, visitors,staff,  All American Picnic and Party Time Rental!