Teams can compete in chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo categories. For an application to compete, visit the organization’s website at www.heartstringsandangelwings.org, or call Chef Colt Patin at 337-277-6745.
Entry fees are $50 per team per category. Deadline to enter is Feb. 24. Any entry received after the deadline will incur a $10 late fee in addition to the entry fee.
Registration for entering teams begins at 9 a.m. Admission for the general public is $10, and includes all-you-can-eat gumbo. Live music by Nik-L-Beer and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns will begin at 2 p.m.
The Henderson Volunteer Fire Department will operate a cash bar, so no ice chests will be permitted on the park grounds.
There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $1 and are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 337-332-4769. The first prize in the raffle is $1,000.
The winners of the cookoff and raffle will be announced at 7:30 p.m.
Heartstrings & Angel Wings is a non-profit charity organization which provides clothing an other handmade items for babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The items aid in comforting the babies and uplift the spirits of the baby’s family members. Clothing made for babies weighing one to five pounds is donated to family members in effort to relieve some of the stress felt when the newest family member is in intensive care. The gumbo cookoff is the major fundraiser of the organization. Donations are always graciously appreciated.