The East Texas chapter held quite a celebration as they inducted new members into the chapter on October 19, in Palestine, Texas.

ABOTA National President Bob Stone and his wife, Diane, came in all the way from California for the event! They not only got to sample some genuine East Texas barbecue, but some Shiner beer, as well.

TEX-ABOTA Founder, Bob Vial, drove in from Dallas to join the fun.

The barbecue was held at the beautiful, historic home of TEX-ABOTA President Jim and Karen Parsons. Entertainment was provided by the famous Gillette Brothers.

The new members were sworn in by Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis. The crowd of well over 100 enjoyed a crisp, perfect evening, short speeches, great entertainment and mighty fine food.

See photos from the event here. The password is BBQ2012.