By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: June 2011
Rotarian Susie Anderson, Salsa Festival co-chairs Wendy Vanarsdel and Debbie Moss, and Gabi Brogna.
On Saturday, June 4, the Sapulpa Rotary Club will hold its 4th annual Route 66 Salsa Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Courthouse Plaza parking lot (222 E. Dewey). This is a great chance for you to try a host of fresh, homemade salsas and support the Sapulpa Rotary Club.
“This competition adds a spicy flair to an already-great tradition for Sapulpa,” says Debbie Moss, the Sapulpa Rotary Club president-elect and co-chair of the festival. “Each year, the Salsa Festival has more participants and more unique salsas to taste test, and our Rotary members are proud to continue this new tradition in Sapulpa.”
If you’ve got a fantastic salsa recipe of your own, whether red or green, that you’d like to enter, the Rotary Club is accepting contest entries through Wednesday, June 1. The cost to enter is $25, and a total of 35 participants will be accepted.
Prizes for salsas will be awarded in four categories: Mild, Medium, Hot, and People’s Choice. Winners in the Mild, Medium, and Hot categories will each receive $200 cash and a gift basket; the winner of the People’s Choice will receive $500 cash and a gift basket. Samples will be available at each competitor’s booth for a small fee – try as many as you like, then vote for your favorite.
Proceeds from the Salsa Festival will benefit the Sapulpa Rotary Club, which helps to fund scholarships, international projects, and local projects in the Sapulpa area. These local projects have included providing third grade students with their own dictionaries. The Sapulpa Rotary Club has also adopted Liberty Elementary School, which has included providing library books and sponsoring teacher appreciation luncheons.
“The Salsa Festival has been a successful fundraising campaign for Sapulpa Rotary over the last four years, and we would very much like it to continue and become one of our longstanding traditions,” says Moss. For more information about the Tulsa Rotary Club and its many worthwhile projects, visit www.sapulparotary.org.
The Route 66 Salsa Festival is held each year in conjunction with the Route 66 Blowout in downtown Sapulpa. The highlight of this event is the Route 66 Car Show, which will see the streets lined with vintage and modern cars. The Blowout will also feature food vendors and a Children’s Zone. “Each year, the Route 66 Blowout gets bigger and better,” says Moss. “There are so many vendors and plenty to do for the whole family.” For more information on the Route 66 Blowout, contact Sapulpa Main Street at (918) 224-5709 or visit www.sapulpamainstreet.com.
The Sapulpa Rotary Club’s Route 66 Salsa Festival is Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza parking lot (222 E. Dewey) during the Route 66 Blowout. For more information about the Salsa Festival or Sapulpa Rotary, or to register for the contest, contact Debbie Moss at (918) 227-5765 or email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.
You can also visit the Sapulpa Rotary Club’s Route 66 Salsa Festival page on Facebook.