Friday, May 30, 2014

Cajunfest Brings Louisiana to the River City

A bit of Louisiana will make its way to the River City the second Friday in June when Cajunfest returns to Ingalls Harbor. The annual event, set for June 13, 2014, offers partygoers a chance to experience authentic Cajun cuisine while raising funds for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Hosted by the American Red Cross Morgan-Lawrence Chapter, Cajunfest gets started at 5 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Authentic Cajun food will be freshly prepared and served by Roland Lowery’s New Orleans Lunchbox. Each serving includes 1Ž4 pound of shrimp, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, potatoes, corn and two drinks (Pepsi or Budweiser products).

This year’s event is a family-friendly affair as event organizers have added special activities for kids. Mellow Mushroom will cater the children’s food and a special area for children will be set offering fun and games including a bouncy house, Twister and cornhole games. As children play, adults can enjoy an evening of dancing and live music provided by the Al Keith Band.

A limited number of tickets are available now until June 6th and may be purchased online at or at the Red Cross office located at 431 Holly Street, NE in Decatur. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 each (includes food and two drinks) and a child’s ticket is $10 (includes two slices of Mellow Mushroom pizza and one drink). Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Sponsored by BP (title sponsor), CoBank, Joe Wheeler EMC, Valley Budweiser, Air Products, Lawrence Medical Center, Cintas-The Service Professionals, Progress Bank and Trust, Bank Independent, Serra Toyota of Decatur, Cook’s Pest Control, Tennessee Valley Training Center, OCI Chemical, Pepsi Cola of Decatur and Ingalls Entertainment, proceeds from Cajunfest benefit the Morgan-Lawrence Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Ingalls Harbor is located at 802 Wilson Street NW in Decatur. For more information on Cajunfest, call Beth McGuire at 256.353.4891.

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