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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
regarding registration for the
Magnolia Meltdown run can be obtained at www.magnoliameltdown.racesonline.com.
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