HOLDREGE — Allmand recently was announced as the naming sponsor for Holdrege’s community celebration, formerly known as Central Plains Ribfest.

“For the past three years, Allmand has supported Central Plains Ribfest. Today, we would like to announce that they have become the naming sponsor of our event,” said Doug Stevenson, event chair of Allmand Central Plains Ribfest. “Their donations through the years enabled our committee to secure power and lights. This is a great example of Allmand’s continuous support of the Phelps County area and proof that they will be there through the ongoing success of the event.”

The two-day event, which will be June 14-15, draws people to Holdrege with Swedish Days festivities, street dance, the parade, car show, free swim at the pool and the ribfest.

“We are so blessed with the outpouring support from our community and businesses who help. We are especially excited to declare this event as Allmand Central Plains Ribfest,” added Carley Bruning, social media co-chair of the event.

Stevenson said, “Currently, we have 25 teams and expect to have approximately 35 teams competing. Prior to 2016, our Swedish Days Ribfest consisted of six local barbecue teams and now has grown to 35 professional barbecue teams encompassing six surrounding states.”

For more information, visit the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.holdregechamber.com or call 308-995-4444.