Cornbread Festival set for Houlka

CJ-0923-HOULKA-Tower-2CHOULKA – Cornbread cooking is serious business in this neck of the woods and there will be competition next week to find out who can cook up the best pan of cornbread

Houlka will host the Cornbread Festival starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 on the Square with music, fun and – of course – cornbread.

“We had a Cornbread Festival here years ago, but it faded away,” said Tina Pullen, Cornbread Festival coordinator. “We are looking to bring it back and we want people to cook up a pan and come on out and enjoy the day with us.”

Activities start with a 5K run and bike ride on the newly opened Tanglefoot Trail at 8:30 a.m.

“We think the Tanglefoot Trail is going to bring a lot to Houlka and we have sort of coordinated this event to coincide with it’s opening,” said Pullen. “We already have an ice-cream store and a hamburger shop opening because of the trail. We just want to promote Houlka, our downtown and get people here to see what we’ve got.”

Pullen said there will also be music at the Gazebo – lots of it.

“We’ve already got 10 groups or bands scheduled to play,” said Pullen. “We only have so many slots, but we are urging church groups and soloists and even kid bands to come out and play for us.”

And then there is the cornbread contest.

“You need to bring a pan of cornbread and register with us by noon on Saturday,” said Pullen. “We will judge is several categories and award prizes. One of the rules is we will then serve all the cornbread to those in attendance.”

Pullen said the Cornbread Festival Committee is urging churches, civic clubs and businesses to set up a booth.

“This is going to be a lot of fun and we hope to bring a lot of people downtown that Saturday,” said Pullen. “We want to see this become an annual event and something that pulls the community together and shows people what Houlka has to offer.”

For details about the Cornbread Cooking Contest, the 5K run/ride or to register a booth, call Pullen at 456-6971 or 568-3494.

All proceeds will benefit the Greater Houlka Community Fund.Cornbread Festival set for Houlka

 

Community urged to ‘cook up a pan and come on.’

 

By Floyd Ingram

Chickasaw Journal

 

HOULKA – Cornbread cooking is serious business in this neck of the woods and there will be competition next week to find out who can cook up the best pan of cornbread

Houlka will host the Cornbread Festival starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 on the Square with music, fun and – of course – cornbread.

“We had a Cornbread Festival here years ago, but it faded away,” said Tina Pullen, Cornbread Festival coordinator. “We are looking to bring it back and we want people to cook up a pan and come on out and enjoy the day with us.”

Activities start with a 5K run and bike ride on the newly opened Tanglefoot Trail at 8:30 a.m.

“We think the Tanglefoot Trail is going to bring a lot to Houlka and we have sort of coordinated this event to coincide with it’s opening,” said Pullen. “We already have an ice-cream store and a hamburger shop opening because of the trail. We just want to promote Houlka, our downtown and get people here to see what we’ve got.”

Pullen said there will also be music at the Gazebo – lots of it.

“We’ve already got 10 groups or bands scheduled to play,” said Pullen. “We only have so many slots, but we are urging church groups and soloists and even kid bands to come out and play for us.”

And then there is the cornbread contest.

“You need to bring a pan of cornbread and register with us by noon on Saturday,” said Pullen. “We will judge is several categories and award prizes. One of the rules is we will then serve all the cornbread to those in attendance.”

Pullen said the Cornbread Festival Committee is urging churches, civic clubs and businesses to set up a booth.

“This is going to be a lot of fun and we hope to bring a lot of people downtown that Saturday,” said Pullen. “We want to see this become an annual event and something that pulls the community together and shows people what Houlka has to offer.”

For details about the Cornbread Cooking Contest, the 5K run/ride or to register a booth, call Pullen at 456-6971 or 568-3494.

All proceeds will benefit the Greater Houlka Community Fund.

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