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Cajun festival gets ready to roll, Sept. 28

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“Let the good times roll!” is the theme of this year’s Medina Lake Cajun Festival, planned for the grounds of the Lakehills Civic Center on Sept. 28.

The festival brings the music, food and culture of Louisiana to the Hill Country, featuring topnotch Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco music, a variety of Cajun food and the Great Gumbo Cook-off.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the civic center which is at 11225 PR 37. Tickets are $12 each. Youngsters ages 10 and under will get in free.

Sponsored by the Medina Lake Betterment Association, which owns and operates the civic center, the festival is the biggest fundraiser for the center.

Officials said it provides programs to about 600 Lakehills area residents of all ages every month.

Volunteers are needed to help complete the food that will be served at the festival and to man different positions at the event.

Those who volunteer can sign up for two-hour shifts and will get free admission and free drinks.

Volunteer forms are available online at http://lakehillsciviccenter.org/volunteer-form.

In addition, donations are needed to help defray the costs of the festival.

Non-perishable food and paper items can be dropped off at Cutaway Salon, 9650 FM 1283 in Lakehills. Those wanting to help can call the salon at 830-751-2727 to find out what is needed.

Monetary donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 404, Lakehills, Texas, 78063.

The festival will showcase five bands on two stages, including Ca Va Bien and Rusty Metyer and Zydeco Krush.

The Cajun celebration also features the Great Gumbo Cook-off, a big, crowd pleaser at the festival.

Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in three divisions: Professionals, Amateurs and Culinary Students. A People’s Choice Award also will be given to the dish that gets the most votes from visitors.

The entry fee for the cook-off is $40. For rules and entry forms, go to www.cajunfestival-medinalake.com or call Michelle Reichle at 210-854-3060.