Mantee hosts Black-Eyed Pea Festival
MANTEE – Billy Sanford smiled as he fried cornbread and served it with black-eyed peas Saturday.
“This is just a little something we do down here,” said Sanford. “It’s all about having a little fun.”
The Fourth Annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival rolled out the red carpet with food, fun and fellowship last week with perfect fall weather making for a perfect day in the town just off Highway 15 south of Houston.
The day began with a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. And was followed quickly by music, a car show and plenty of black-eyed peas.
Heath Sanford took the Blue Ribbon and trophy with a First Place in the Black-Eyed Pea Cooking Contest. He was followed by John and Mary Margaret Williams who won second place and Billy Sanford who took.
“Every year we try to add a little something and it has been nice to watch it grow,” said Mary Frances Baker, Mayor of Mantee. “I was born and raised here and know just about everybody here today. This is a family oriented event and people who have moved away even come home this weekend to join in the fun.”
This year’s festival was sponsored by the Bank of Mantee who will hosted an open-house in its newly renovated offices.
“Our bank and our community are growing and we are proud to join with the Black-Eyed Pea Festival and promote Mantee,” said David Hill, President of the Bank of Mantee. “We’ve had a good turnout, the weather is perfect and people seem to be enjoying themselves.
Vendors set up in the vacant lot next to the bank selling candles, scarfs, perfume and knives. There was a cakewalk and musical groups playing on a trailer set up across the street.
A car show was held for antique, new and sports cars on the hill next to the fire station.
“We will start work on next years festival in a week or two,” said Baker. “We had a great year this year and want it to be bigger next year.”
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