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The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off’s key ingredients were formulated by a group of Glen Ellyn residents, consisting of one part friendly trash-talk about who made the best ribs and other grilled dishes, mixed in with a few handfuls of ideas as how best to generate foot traffic into Glen Ellyn's charming and historic downtown commercial district, along with a couple of pounds of fun and community spirit. The resulting recipe has produced a wonderful, family friendly event that attracts hundreds of people, generating significant funds for Bridge Communities, Inc.