26th Annual Jambalaya Jam draws 48 teams

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Pictured are Darrin Goss, Sr., President/CEO at Capital Area United Way; Jennifer Grigsby, The Mosaic Company and Jambalaya Jam VIP Sponsoring Company; Ralph Bender, Capital Area United Way Campaign Cabinet Chair; Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden; Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Honorary Jam King; Scott Berg, Capital Area United Way Board Chair; and Abby Cook, Public Affairs at The Dow Chemical Company and Premier Sponsor of the Capital Area United Way Jambalaya Jam.

BATON ROUGE - The results are in for the Capital Area United Way Jambalaya Jam, and approximately $75,000 was raised at this year’s event, a 25 percent increase from last year.

The event, in its 26th year, was held Oct. 10 and hosted thousands of attendees as well as 48 cooking teams in the North Boulevard Town Square.

Attendees, young and old, enjoyed live entertainment and a sampling of jambalaya from teams representing some of the top companies in the CAUW workforce campaign.

The event continues to be United Way’s signature community event.

 An estimated 5,000 people strolled through the North Boulevard Town Square and jammed out to live music by The Allison Collins Band. Guests were encouraged to text-to-vote to cast their vote for the 2013 People’s Choice Award.

Awards were presented to 2013 Premier Sponsor, The Dow Chemical Company; 2013 VIP Sponsor, The Mosaic Company and 2013 Presenting Sponsor, Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

 2013 Jambalaya Jam Cook-off Winners were first place, Performance Contractors; second place, CF Industries and third place, Atmos Energy.