Girls' Haven is excited to announce that the 21th Annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015. Our Annual Gumbo Cook-Off will be held once again at the Parkdale Mall Parking Lot.
This year the entry fee will be a $100 donation to Girls' Haven per team to secure a 10x10 space, $150 donation to Girls' Haven per team to secure a 10x20 space or a $200 donation to secure a 10x20 space with 2 gumbo entries. Spaces are available to those (businesses or persons) wishing to participate as cook team.
Gumbo will be judged in three categories: seafood, poultry and combination. There is also a People's Choice award given each year.
The Gumbo Festival is scheduled from 11am – 5pm. We will have live entertainment from Lamar Port Arthur Section 51, Long Neck Road, Kaiser Brothers (KY-Zer), The Mud flats and Stone Cold Band. We will also be hosting Sonny "The Bird Man" Carlon for a live show. There will be a brand new kid's area with pony rides, a petting zoo and blow up moonwalks. Gumbo tickets are sold on-site. Admission and Parking is FREE. $7.00 is for a large bowl of your favorite gumbo or 4 small bowls of different gumbo, in case you can't choose just one!
There is still time to enter a team or sponsor the event!
Please contact Loni, Alice or Christine at Girls' Haven for information on cook teams and sponsorships and/or radio and news appearances. The number is (409) 832-6223.
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