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2012 Jennings Christmas Festival

December 1, 2012 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Jennings Christmas festival includes a pageant, bonfire, a gumbo cook-off wit cooking starting at ten and judging at 4:30. The entry form is below. The parde starts at 5:30 and the entry form for the parade is also below. For more details on the event contact Michelle Hebert at 337-821-5532 or write her at michelle@cityofjennings.com.

 

2012 JENNINGS CHItISTMAS FESTIVAL
16TH ANNUAL GUMBO COOK OFF
Saturday, December 1,2012 Louisiana Oil & Gas Park

Set-up and cooking begins anytime after 10:00 a.m. Gumbo sales begin at 4:30 p.m.
Judging at 4:30 p.m. Winners announced on stage at 6:30 p.m.
Compete for cash prizes and trophies
First Place $100 Second Place $75 Third Place $50
1.
Chicken and sausage gumbo is the only kind of gumbo being cooked for competition.
2.
Bring everything that you will need to cook the gumbo and rice on site.
3. YOU MAY BROWN YOUR CHICKEN PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT THE PARK, BUT THE
GUMBO MUST BE COOKED ON SITE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY YOU…You may
use commercially made roux if you choose to. Please consider cutting your chicken and sausage into
bite size pieces, due to the size of the sample bowl (12 oz.).

4. Sales or samples ofpotato salad are prohibited.

5. You are allowed a lOX 10 space. You must provide your own lOX 10 tent and clamp lights.
Power will be available for each tent.

There is a $50 registration fee. Upon your arrival at the Cook-off you will get your $50 check back. In the
past, 5 teams registered to participate, but only 2 showed up. The other 3 didn’t even let us know they
weren’t coming. There was a great shortage of gumbo to sell to a crowd that had come to the park
especially for gumbo. Hopefully the registration fee will encourage teams to show up.

After the judging at 4:30 P.M., you may sell samples of your gumbo to recoup some of your
expenses. Tickets for the samples will be sold at the Jennings Festival Association table for $1.00 per (12
oz.) bowl. The Festival Association will furnish the bowl and spoon. At the conclusion of the festival
you will tum in the tickets of the samples at the Festival table and you will be reimbursed 50 cents on
every dollar sold.

The winners will be announced at approximately 6:30 p.m. on stage.

Deadline for sign up is Thursday, November 29th•

Call 337-821-5532 (Tupper Museum) or e-mail to michelle@cityofjennings.com to reserve a
space or for more details…

Sponsored by the Jennings Festival Association & the City ofJennings
NOTICE
We have no idea how many people that you should prepare to cook for. We expect between 1,500 ~ 2,000 people to attend.
There wil1 be food booths selling things like red beans and rice, onion blossoms, burgers, cold drinks, hot chocolate and the
regular items sold by festival vendors. Each cook-off participant is required to prepare at least 10 gal10ns of gumbo to sell.
Each year many of the cooks run out. So the Festival committee is asking the cooks to make enough so that everyone can eat
some. Sales could be really good, especially if the weather is cold.

THANKS,

~
16th Annual Gumbo Cook-off entry form
Name:
Address:

Phone: Cell phone: _
Make checks for the $50.00 registration fee to:
JENNINGS FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION
and mail to:
Jennings Festival Assn.
P.O. Box 1431
Jennings, LA 70546

 

 

2012 JENNINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE
SaturdayI December 1st 5: 30 p. m.
ENTRY FORM

AFTER COMPLETING DROP OFF AT THE TUPPER MusEUM
(311 N. MAIN ST.)
OR MAIL TO: Jennings Festival Assn., P.O. Box 1431, Jennings, La. 70546

Entry or Organization Name: _

Contact Person: _

Address: City: Zip Code: _

Phone: Cell Email: _

THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE

Check the category of your entry if it is to be judged:

a Float $50.00 prize award
a Marching Unit $50.00 prize award
a Car/Truck $50.00 prize award

Other $50.00 prize award

IF YOUR ENTRY IS GOING TO BE JUDGED YOUR ENTRY IS #
Check the category of your entry if it is not to be judged, just entered for fun:

Float Marching Unit Car/Truck Other

The parade line-up is on South Market Street at the corner of South Main.
Enter the lineup from South Cutting. There is no designated lineup order.
If you are entering to be judged« you must have your entry number displayed
on the front passenger side of your entry.

If your entry is a marching unit, have someone in the front right area of the unit display the number.
The judges will be located in front of the Strand Theatre. The lineup deadline is 5:00 p.m. There is
no particular theme for the parade; all we ask is that you DO NOT HAVE A SANTA CLAUSE in/on
your entry. The only Santa is on a float at the end of the parade.
Thank you for your interest and participation in the 2012 Jennings Christmas Parade.
Don’t forget to come to the Christmas Festival at the Louisiana Oil& Gas Park immediately following
the parade. There will be a huge bonfire, good food (including Gumbo Cook-Off Gumbo],
Christmas carols, Santa and a gigantic fireworks display too…
Admission is free.

Parade winners will be announced at the Christmas Festival.
Cash awards will be mailed to the winners the following week.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL the TUPPER MUSEUM @ 821-5532
or email: michelle@cityofjennings.com

 

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