Last rib sale of year Friday, Saturday

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 15, 2020—Holt Fire District is firing up the smokers one last time this year Friday and Saturday to celebrate fall with hot, juicy, smoked ribs.

The last ribs of the season go into the smokers lined up in the fire station parking lot at 8 a.m. and will be ready for pickup after 1 p.m. both days.

Ribs from a second smoking on Friday will be available after 5 p.m.

Only 210 racks will be smoked with 140 on Friday and another 70 on Saturday.

Ribs sell on a first-come, first-served basis for $20 a rack. Sides of potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans from Susan’s Restaurant in Holt are also available for $4 a pint, two pints for $7 or three pints for $11. These tend to sell out quickly.

Seasoned with a secret rub, the ribs are smoked for two hours, then wrapped in foil and smoked for another two hours. They come out of the smokers hot and juicy.

Money raised during the rib sale goes into the fireman’s fund that pays for programs such as Holt Fire’s annual Kids Day held the first Saturday in December.

Gun raffle

During this rib sale, the Fire District will also be selling gun raffle tickets for a drawing Oct. 31 during Holt’s annual Harvest Festival at the First Baptist Church of Holt. 

Holt Fire will be giving away a Browning AB3 7mm-08 bolt-action rifle, a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 mm hand gun and a Liberty 24 gun safe.

Winners do not have to be present at the drawing to claim their prize; however, they must pass Florida gun laws to take possession of the weapons.


The fire station is located at 483 U.S. 90 West in Holt, across from the community center/old fire station.

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