Jambalaya Festival Saturday
Creole-style recipe a family favorite
9/6/2016, 4:59 p.m.
Meals on Wheels People host the 11th annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Park. Live musical entertainment will include BlowFrogz, Heatwave (the Jefferson High School Jazz Band), Speaker Minds, Elite and DJ Dock Rock. Proceeds from the event provide hot meals to seniors in north and northeast Portland.
This will be the last year the culinary team is headed by Teletha Benjamin who uses a traditional Creole-style jambalaya recipe passed down in her family.
A past Meals on Wheels People board member and a native of Southern Louisiana, Benjamin is stepping down after 11 years from the fundraiser she created for the Meals on Wheels People’s Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center.
The menu includes authentic Creole-style jambalaya (a vegetarian version is available) or BBQ Ribs, along with cornbread, salad, beverage and dessert. Admission is free. The meal is $15 for adults or $45 for a group ticket for four. Meals are available for take-out.
Dawson Park is located between North Williams and Vancouver Avenue and Morris and Stanton Streets across from Emanuel Hospital. For more information, call David Lomax at 503-953-8207.