By: Debbie Moss | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012
Last year’s winners of the Salsa Festival (L to R): Connie Tate, Jessica Brose and Tammy Chambers. (Not pictured: Ardis Johnson)
Sapulpa Rotary’s 5th annual Salsa Festival committee is taking applications for this year’s contestants. Contestants can enter their salsa in one of three categories: hot, medium or mild. Contestants can win up to $700. The contest is held in conjunction with the Route 66 Blowout, Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Courthouse Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for the large 40 by 60 tent.
Anyone can judge the competition! Taster’s kits are sold, and taste testers are allowed to vote for their favorite salsa. The people’s choice award is $500. Rotary also will have a panel of non-partial serious salsa eaters to judge first place winners in each category, awarding an additional $200 per category.
The Salsa Festival is Rotary’s largest fundraiser of the year. Rotary uses the proceeds to fund projects such as purchasing dictionaries for all third grade students in Sapulpa, offering scholarships to graduating Sapulpa seniors, purchasing Christmas presents for families and many other worthy projects, including international projects.
Sapulpa Rotary President Debbie Moss is very excited about this year’s festival. “I’m thankful to the sponsors and supporters of the Salsa Festival,” she says. “Contestants work hard on their masterpiece recipes and are always friendly and excited to be a part of the event. Each year it seems to just get better.”
Only 45 entries will be accepted until May 10, 2012. Any interested parties should visit www.sapulparotary.org or call Debbie Moss at (918) 227-5765.