Last fall, Flagler raised over $13,000 in six weeks, contributing a third of it to local food pantries, and fed 2,000 people the day prior to Thanksgiving by hosting a fund-raiser. Well, their first fund-raiser of 2011 is scheduled for this Saturday, February 12th. The Florida Agricultural Museum will host a Hot n’ Spicy Food and Music Festival to benefit Flagler’s poor.
The festival starts at 11 a.m. and Jazz singer, Linda Cole, will take the stage at 1p.m. while the “Sauce Boss” Bill Wharton will follow at 2 p.m. For $5 admission (contributing to Feed Flagler and the Agricultural Museum) you can enjoy entertainment and food until 5 p.m.
The Sauce Boss should be a particularly interesting show. Wharton has been cooking gumbo and playing the guitar for several years, entertaining and feeding 170,000 people since 1970. His act is meant to “feed the body and soul, giving hope and sustenance through music and gumbo.” He has cooked for Katrina victims, war veterans, and any other homeless victims of tragedy. He’s now making his way to Flagler to aid in helping the poor in a manner that’s bound to be creative, entertaining, and not to mention full of flavor!