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Come tailgate, United Way style

Hey football season is finally here, let the competition begin, and it’s tailgating time, and time for the best jambalaya in the Miss-Lou.

Tailgating “College Football Style” will take over the Natchez Convention Center on Thursday morning, August 29, 2013 for the United Way 9th Annual Jambalaya Cook-Off, where Tigers, Rutgers, Bulldogs, Rebels and Golden Eagles-among others-will be doing their best full regalia to outdo each other while producing the best jambalaya in the Miss-Lou.

And the public will benefit from the heated competition, with a complete scrumptious Jambalaya lunch being offered for a donation of only $7.00.

Not sure of which recipe suits your taste buds?

Well, for an additional donation of $1 per sample, you can purchase a tasting cup from each serving booth before making your final choice.

Rosco and Kari Blaney from 95 Country will serve as host and hostess with toe tapping music for everyone to enjoy.

Of course, the football-themed “fundraiser” is for a good cause and a great way to “kick off” the United Way 2013 Community Investment Pledge Drive.

United Way’s Partnering Agencies will be on hand to tell their stories regarding the valuable service and support their efforts provide to local residents in need.

In that regard, the United Way of the Greater Miss-Lou has always focused on critical issues, like education, employment and housing. It takes the whole community working together to reach our goals in these areas, which includes helping children and youth succeed, strengthening and supporting families, and promoting independence and economic self-sufficiency.

Each year, the annual Jambalaya Cook-Off has had more than 1,000 people come thru the door, so get there early-the Natchez Convention Center doors open at 11 a.m. and will be serving until 2:00 p.m.

You’ll be treating your taste buds to some great local fare while helping support those who need it most.


Calvin Butler is an Adams County supervisor.