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Red Beans & Rice Cook-off raises $3,520 for cancer research
By Ellis C. Cuevas
Apr 23, 2013, 18:26

The 24th annual Red Beans & Rice Cook-off in Bay St. Louis raised total of $3,520 Monday for the American Cancer Society, according to event coordinator Sandra Hoda reports.
The event took place at the Bay St. Louis Community Center.
Hancock County Tax Collector/Assessor Jimmie Ladner, Jr., and Ernie Zimmerman, were co-chairmen of the event.
Judges for the cook-off were Bay Mayor Les Fillingame, Waveland Fire Chief Mike Smith, and Wlox TV's Michelle Lady.
The Judges awards went to: Government, Hancock County Tax Collector/Assessors Office; Organization, Nereids, Inc.; Business, Fleur De Lis Pest Control; Corporation, Sabic; Restaurant, Dempsey's; and Overall, Woodland Village Nursing Center.
The corn bread judges were Darlene Underwood, Betsy Ashman and Ellis C. Cuevas.
Receiving the corn bread trophy was Ray Kidd, Bay councilman.
The Best Decorated Booth honors went to the City of Waveland, while the trophy for the Survivor Bean Award went to Ray Kidd.
The Peoples Choice Awards were: Government, Hancock County Tax Collector/Assessor Office; Organizations, Coastal Conservation Association BSL; Business, Hancock Medical Center; Corporation, Sabic; Restaurant, Dempsey's; and Overall, Ray Kidd.
Both Ladner and Zimmerman said they want to thank everyone who had a cooking team in the cook-off and general public for their support for this event.
Ladner added, "Next year will mark our 25th anniversary year for the Red Beans & Rice Cook-Off and our goal will be to have the most cooking teams ever."


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