Plan for Brother's battle set
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Friends of Tony Jones are reminded that A Battle for Our Brother will be held Aug. 31 at the Cleveland Moose Lodge to help raise funds for his recovery after shattering shattered his hip in a three-car collision on July 9 while traveling on Miss. Highway 8.

Elise Jenkins, co-organizer of the event, also wanted to remind the public that Boston Butts, for $35 each, will be on sale and she asks that those interested call her as soon as possible to preorder.

To pre-order a Boston Butt, contact Charlie VanDaley at 662-588-1311 or by email at

“We have to place an order pretty soon,” she said. “But we will have a few extras.”

In a previous story, Jenkins said the idea of the barbecue contest came because of Jones’ long competition record.

“We wanted to create an environment that is Tony,” said Jenkins. “He is always a wonderful, strong (barbecue) competitor and frequently won competitions.”

Jones has been competing in barbecue competitions since 2007 and has competed in such events as Moosefest, Charlie Boys, Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Contest/Cleveland Octoberfest, The Great Ruleville Roast, DeSoto Shrine Club Annual BBQ, Pig Pickin’ and the B.B. King Homecoming Blues, Bikes and BBQ, of which he is the reigning champion.

He has also been invited to compete at the Memphis Barbecue Network Invitational.

A Battle for our Brother will be judged by the Memphis Barbecue Network and will have three categories including chicken, pork ribs and pork tenderloin.

Pork tenderloin must be turned in for judging at 11 a.m., while chicken is to be turned in at 12:15 p.m. and pork ribs at 1:30 p.m.

The winner of the competition will receive a trophy and a winner-take-all cash prize, whose amount is dependent on the number of entries.

One hundred percent of the profits earned from the sales of Boston Butts at A Battle for our Brother will be donated to the Anthony Jones Benefit Fund to help cover medical and travel expenses.

Some of the items for the competition, such as dry rub, charcoal and some of the Boston Butts have been donated, which will increase the amount that can be donated to Jones ’ recovery.

To make a monetary donation to the fund, mail it to Anthony Jones Benefit Fund c/o Cleveland State Bank P.O. Box 1000 Cleveland, MS 38732 or take donations to any Cleveland State Bank location.