Cookin’ in Central Kicks Off Tonight

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The fifth annual Cookin’ in Central begins tonight (Friday night) at 5 PM with a huge crawfish boil and concert at Magnolia Square. Since its inception in 2006, Cookin’ has become an event that all of Central can look forward to, with its great food, entertainment, and charitable causes. Cookin’ has raised over 1 million dollars for schools and non-profits over the past several years, and this year looks to be just as successful. As Cookin’ organizer Louis DeJohn said, the crowd should be enormous this year, as there is not a single vacancy left in any hotel in Central. Come enjoy some fantastic crawfish Friday night at 5, and show up Saturday morning at 10 AM as the fun starts up again at Magnolia Square. The schedule for Cookin' is as follows:


5:00 PM- 10:00 PM: Crawfish boil kickoff event at Magnolia Square featuring live music by Carbon Copy (crawfish served from 5 to 7 PM, with plenty of fun to be had afterward)


10:00 AM: Festivities begin at Magnolia Square

10:00 AM: Cook-off

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM: Car Show

11:00 AM- 3:00 PM: Food is served

1:10 PM: CHS Jazz Band performs as tent fills for Live Auction

Other activities happening throughout the day include a Silent Auction, Live Auction, a $10,000 raffle, children’s games and activities, and live entertainment. Remember to buy your tickets ahead of time if possible. Tickets are available from Central schools: $15 for crawfish boil, and $10 for cook-off tickets.

If you find yourself in a giving mood or with some free time on your hands, volunteers will be needed all day Saturday- no training required. Just stop by the volunteer booth near the t-shirts and see Mrs. Rhonda Taylor.