If you're looking for the happiest, funniest New Year's Eve party, you'll want to know about the SCLO first annual Collard Greens Cook-Off.
It is a true community event, developed with the help of local residents from a wonderfully creative idea SCLO CEO April Glasco came up with one day. We have 17 contestants and City Commissioner Willie Shaw, County Commissioner Carolyn Mason, Mayors' Feed The Hungry Chairperson Joel Swallow, and David Thomas from Sam's Club as judges. Collard greens were donated by Suncoast Food Alliance. $5 gets you into the happiest New Year's Eve party in town, plus greens tasting, cornbread, and sweet potato pie at 1355 Boulevard of the Arts, between 4 and 6pm.
Who can argue with good home-cooked food, friendly competition, and good, old-fashioned fun just for the sake of it?
Happy New Year!