Red Beans & Rice for Stewpot at Renaissance
BankPlus and Stewpot
announced that the two entities are creating a day of red beans &
rice, music and fun to assist the homeless and needy in the Metro area.
This event will re-invent Stewpot’s former festival fundraiser, “Red
Beans and Rice Celebration,” formerly held at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
“The Red Beans & Rice festival will help support the 17 ministries
of Stewpot Community Services. Rob Armor, Executive Vice-President and
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, said, “For years, the
Red Beans and Rice Celebration was a staple in Metro Jackson. Great
food and great music combined to not only create one of the best events
of the year, but also to serve as a major fundraiser for Stewpot. BankPlus is proud to play a role in bringing this
event back and making it better than ever.”
Presents Red Beans & Rice for Stewpot will be held Saturday,
May 6, 2017 at Renaissance at Colony Park.
festival will also be held in conjunction with a long-standing race
benefitting St. Dominic’s free street clinic at Stewpot. Kelli Stabbs, Business Relations Manager, stated, “The
annual St. Dominic’s Magnolia Meltdown featuring a half marathon, 10K
and 5K is delighted to partner with BankPlus
and Stewpot to extend an incredible experience to the more than 1,500
BankPlus Presents Red Beans & Rice
committee will recruit teams to prepare their Best Red Beans dish for the
crowd. There will be a People’s Choice judging for the best beans. The
winner will have BRAGGING RIGHTS for the 2017 BankPlus
Red Beans & Rice Festival and help Stewpot – all at the same time!
All proceeds from the cooking event will be used to help support the 17
ministries at Stewpot, serving over 650 poverty-level individuals each
and every day.
The festival entry is free! That’s
right FREE to enjoy our great musical line-up! That line-up
includes: The Sofa
Kings 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Lisa Mills 1:15pm -2:15pm, Southern Komfort
Brass Band 2:30pm – 3:30pm, The Mulligan Brothers
4pm – 5:00pm, and Drivin’ n’ Cryin’
5:30pm – 7:00pm. Although the festival is FREE for all
to attend, we are selling $5 tickets for the red beans and rice
tasting. Also we are adding a little “something extra” to the festival
- craft beer! This aspect of the festival will
require the purchase of a separate wrist Bracelet for $10. What
a terrific combination; Beans & Beer!
think . . . beautiful Renaissance – kid friendly activities, runners on
the parkway, mouth-watering food and cold beverages, terrific bands . .
. it’s the place to be. What a great
regarding BankPlus Presents Red Beans for Stewpot Festival
can be obtained by visiting the Red Beans & Rice website at www.redbeansandrice.org.
Stewpot Special Events Coordinator, Michelle Bingham, can be reached at
601-353-2759 ext. 18 or by email email@example.com.
regarding registration for the
Magnolia Meltdown run can be obtained at www.magnoliameltdown.racesonline.com.
with total assets of more than $2.6 billion, has over 57 locations in
33 Mississippi communities. BankPlus is the
largest certified Community Development Financial Institution in the
United States. BankPlus offices are located
in Belzoni, Bentonia, Brandon, Byram, Canton, Clinton, Durant, Flora, Flowood, Gluckstadt,
Hernando, Holly Bluff, Horn Lake, Isola, Jackson, Lexington, Madison,
Meridian, Newton, Olive Branch, Pearl, Picayune, Pickens, Poplarville, Quitman, Ridgeland, Shubuta,
Southaven, Stonewall, Tchula, Tupelo, Waynesboro and Yazoo City. For
additional information on BankPlus, please