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|Culinary delights for Hot August Night|
With cool misting fans blowing and a breeze off of the lake, Scott Knight of the Hot August Night committee predicts a comfortable climate for enjoying the culinary delights planned for the Aug. 23 event.
The gathering will be held on the grounds of the home of Rep. and Mrs. Noble Ellington and will benefit the projects of Winnsboro Main Street.
Knight is in charge of the chefs and food for Hot August Night.
"All of us are locals who live around here and we're doing this because it's for a good cause and it's a lot of fun," Knight said.
For meat lovers, Karl Broussard is preparing prime rib with several different sauces, and Eric Mahaffey will be serving pork tenderloin.
"A lot of people like to start with the meats," Knight said.
The food tables will be under a large tent, with tables and chairs grouped on the lawn.
"People can get a plate, sit down and eat and listen to the music and come back for more food," Knight said. "We always have plenty."
There will also be seafood dishes and appetizers, such as Knight's burgundy mushrooms and asparagus with curry. Knight will also be preparing a salad using Kinlock pecan oil.
Those longing for a sweet, cool treat can look forward to Kelly Martin's Grande Marnier ice cream and Joey Cordill's cheesecake popsicles.
"This is Kelly's third to have Grande Marnier ice cream" Knight said. "It is very popular. Joey did those popsicles last year and they were a big hit."
Leigh Ann Cureington will offer "fountains" and "cascades" of fruit, which Knight indicated are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat.
"It's a wonderful night of food, beverages and entertainment," Knight said.
The music will be by the band "The Chill," which also performed at Hot August Night 2007.
Local artists are sharing their talents by painting stars which will be available for sale at the event.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the Main Street office (Chamber of Commerce office) on Front Street. Call 435-3781 for more information.
Cooks, sponsors and specialties
Scott Knight, Tony Dougherty Entergy: Pecan Sensation Salad; Steamed Asparagus w/Curry Sauce; Crawfish Cornbread
Karl Broussard Family Life Home Health: Prime Rib w/ Special Sauces
Kelly Martin Martin Brothers: Grand Marnier Ice Cream
Joey Cordill Cordill Propane: Cheesecake Popsicles
Monica Dumas Franklin Parish Catfish Festival: Award-winning Taste of Franklin Catfish Specialty
Eric Mahaffey Jackson Street Guest House: Pork Tenderloin
Wade Walley Every Occasion: Wineritas
Noble Ellington III HomeCare Resources: Crθme Brulee
Leigh Ann Cureington Franklin Health Care Specialists: Fruit, Cheese & Vegetable Cascade