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Cajunfest brings Louisiana to area

Published 5:05pm Monday, June 2, 2014

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, offers partygoers a chance to experience authentic Cajun cuisine while raising funds for the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Hosted by the Morgan-Lawrence Chapter, Cajunfest is from 5 to 9 p.m. Authentic Cajun food will be freshly prepared and served by Roland Lowery’s New Orleans Lunchbox. Each serving includes 1/4 pound of shrimp, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, potatoes, corn and two drinks (Pepsi or Budweiser products).

Mellow Mushroom will cater children’s food and a special area for children will be set up, offering fun and games including a bouncy house, Twister and corn hole 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 6, and may be purchased online at or at the Red Cross office located at 431 Holly Street, NE in Decatur, 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.

Sponsors are: 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.

For more information on Cajunfest, call Beth McGuire at 256.353.4891.

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