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BARTOW – It’s time for food, fun and jokes about football.

The Bartow Kiwanis will be hosting the second Cryin’ Towel banquet Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center.

Local football coaches will be competitively delivering monologues complaining and seeking sympathy for their upcoming football season challenges.

“It is going to be great. The Kiwanis does a great job. It is a great way to start the season,”

Bartow coach Jake McCraw and Fort Meade coach Jemalle Cornelius pose after the 2015 Cyrin’ Towel.

Bartow head coach Jake McCrae said.

Last year, Fort Meade coach Jemalle Cornelius won the competition and will be back to defend his crown against McCrae, Winter Haven’s Charlie Tate, Mulberry’s Ken Grantham, Lake Wales’ Tavaris Johnson and All Saints’ Rob Holloway.

The event features an all-you-can eat steak dinner provided by the Texas Cattleman Company, shucked sweet corn, baked potatoes and beer for supporters 21 years of age.

Raffle prizes include a television, gun, cooler full liquor and more.

Tickets are $50 and support the Kiwanis Club. To purchase contact Frank Johnson at 863-899-9220.