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Ty Pennington to grill at Ribfest

TV host Ty Pennington will be doing grill demonstrations June 30 at Ribfest. (Submitted by Naperville Exchange Club)

TV host Ty Pennington will be doing grill demonstrations June 30 at Ribfest. (Submitted by Naperville Exchange Club)

Ribbers won’t be the only ones cooking at Ribfest this summer.

TV personality Ty Pennington will be demonstrating how to grill some seasonal favorites at the festival from noon to 6 p.m. June 30 at the Sears “Grilling is Happiness” tent along with TV host and author George Hirsch, “Grill Grrrl” Robyn Lindars, and “Burnin’ Love BBQ” chef Perry Perkins.

Pennington, best known for hosting “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” has created a line of home goods for Sears dubbed Ty Pennington Style, which will be on display at the fest. Visitors can have their picture taken with Pennington and enter to win a grill.

To learn about the Sears Grilling is Happiness sweepstakes visit www.grillingishappiness.com.

The Naperville Exchange Club’s annual Ribfest runs from June 29 to July 3 in Knoch Park and also will include musical performances, family activities and 16 rib vendors from around the country. Since its inception, the event has raised $12 million for local agencies that work to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence. Visit www.ribfest.net.

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