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Teams from Saraland to Foley and points in-between participated in the Gumbo Cookoff held June 12, 2010, at The Terrace Grill in Point Clear.
The Gumbo Cookoff winner was determined by blind judging (by number not by name). Okra, chicken, sausage and vegetables were provided by Merchants Food Service. Bon Secour Seafood provided the shrimp.
Chef James Smith with Les Roux of Foley won top honors. Rod Koberg, owner of Les Roux, remarked “It was keen competition with Fairhope teams Circle of Friends, Lyons Share and The Attic; team Montrose Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center and team 'Its All About De Roux' from Saraland."
Gumbo on the Point was a fundraiser for The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) and was organized by A Southern Affair / Food Boss LLC.
The weekend features 40 arts and crafts vendors, artists, live entertainment and special events on the grounds.
The event is hosted by The Terrace Grill and Point Clear Tennis Club located on County Road 32.
Friday, June 11, 2010, is a doubles tennis tournament at the Point Clear Tennis Club. Fee is $50 and includes lunch. To signup, call the Point Clear Tennis Club at 251.990.4467.
Friday is free to the public. At 3pm the arts and crafts vendors open; 6 to 9pm is a street party with deejay and karaoke.
Admission Saturday, June 12, 2010, is $12 at the gate. (Children 10 and under are free.) Admission includes a ticket for the raffle prize drawings , samples of Gumbo and concerts. Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 at The Terrace Grill.
The Gumbo Cookoff is a $100 sign-up fee. Blind judging (by number not by name) is at noon; grand prize is $500; second place is $250. Okra, chicken, sausage and vegetables are provided by Merchants Food Service. Bon Secour Seafood is providing the shrimp. A People’s Choice Award will be voted on by tickets dropped off at booths. To signup, contact The Terrace Grill in Point Clear at 251.928.1018.
Raffle prizes include a custom-made mahogany finished cedar dog house valued at $300 donated by Papa Bears Woodcrafts.
All weekend there is live entertainment including Kelly Poole, Gregory Brown, Cool Rayz and Soul Monkey.
A Southern Affair / Food Boss LLC, event organizers, know that BARC doesn't get any government funding and relies solely on the generosity of donors to help the homeless, abused and injured animals. That’s why they want to do this fundraiser at their restaurant, The Terrace Grill.