Tailgaters Lend Cooking Talents to help Local Vets
Football season kicked off a few weeks ago; and, appropriately enough, a local organization is hosting a tailgate party to--not only help the sport--but lend a helping hand to the community. It's all part of the second annual L.U.L.A.C. cook-off. Our Annette Garcia was there and has the story.
" Proudly wearing their favorite team colors, Laredoans fire up the grill for a good cause. 'We're just waiting for them to start cooking and start eating.' The L.U.L.A.C. Tailgate Cook-Off is celebrating its second year; and with 35 competitors up for the grand prize, the cooks are ready to go. Fidel Gonzalez, from the Webb County Sheriff's Department said, 'we're gonna cook fajitas, ribs and boneless brisket. I plan to win first in all of them. The Sheriff might come in a close second.' And while they won't share all the secrets, a few tips wouldn't hurt. 'A real good brisket takes 6 hours; I take 9 hours to make sure I win,' he says. (Annette:) 'People turned out with a big appetite and even bigger hearts as all money raised went to help local veterans." 'We're also collecting cans of food for 1 dollar at the dooar and will be donated to the veteran's program.' The event honored more than just good cooks. Organizers recognized our veterans and members of the American Legion. The people they say have given Americans a reason to celebrate. 'It's wonderful that someone has taken the time to recognize us.' Annette Garcia, Pro 8 News."
The money raised at the entrance will be used to hand out scholarships presented by L.U.L.A.C.