Soul food fundraiser set Saturday in River Falls

Published 1:08 am Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Think collard greens, cracklin’ bread, and chicken and dumplings.

The annual Taste of Black History event is planned for this Saturday at the River Falls Community Center.

The event features soul food, music, and games, organizer Mattie Freeney said.

Food is the top attraction, and the full menu includes chicken and dumplings, collards, black-eyed peas, lima beans, fried chicken, pig’s feet, cracklin’ bread, baked sweet potatoes, cakes and cookies.

“There will be a lot of singing,” she said.

Tremayne Benson, pastor of New Pilgrim Baptist Church, will lead the music.

“He has done records and sung with many professional artists,” she said.

In the recent past the River Falls Community Center has hosted game events.

“We’ll also be playing games at the Taste of Black History event this year,” Freeney said. “We’ve never done that before. We have been doing game nights, for a year or so now,” she said. “We thought we would incorporate that with the Taste of Black History so that people can have fun, enjoy it and get to know what we do on other occasions.

Tickets for the event, set for 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. this Sat., Feb. 4, are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 to 10. The River Falls Community Center is located at 9710 Gantt Road.