- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - The 2015 Red Beans and Rice Festival scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

The cook-off, which was to take place in Mississippi Braves Stadium in Pearl, is an annual fundraiser for Stewpot with funds from the event’s sponsors going toward 17 ministries.

Frank Spencer, executive director of Stewpot, tells The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1MefXZ6) the decision was made due to a small number of teams registered.

Despite the cancellation, the charity organization still has a number of ongoing initiatives in the Jackson-metro area, including a Turkey give-a-way, as the holiday season approaches.

Right now, Spencer says Stewpot is in need of donations from individuals or groups to ensure that 500 baskets for needy families are prepared and delivered.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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