JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Highland Village was the place to be Monday night for food fanatics.
That's where the 22nd Annual Taste of Mississippi benefit was held.
WLBT anchor Howard Ballou served as a judge at the benefit.
Ballou sampled more than 10 of the palate pleasing delights of the 40 Jackson area restaurants competing for bragging rights.
Despite the fun, the mission of this event is serious.
"Well, we made over 100 thousand for a number of years now. Last year, over $114 thousand in this one evening and so it's about 7 percent of Stewpot's budget for the entire year raised in just one night," said Stan Maggee, co-chair of Taste of Mississippi.
There was also a silent auction and music by Pryor and the Tombstones and from the looks of it, a record-breaking crowd.
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