WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM until 4 PM Thursday afternoon.  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain develop shortly after midnight and prior to your Thursday morning commute.  Roads will be slippery; freezing rain and sleet ultimately transition to snow by late morning or midday Thursday.  Ice accumulations and the timing make this event impactful for all travelers.  Snowfall accumulations ... Holland to Lansing and north: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: less than 2/10" of ice, very little snow.

Stay with for your weather this afternoon and always!

Breaking Weather Map #1
Breaking Weather Map #2
Breaking Weather Map #3
Breaking Weather Map #4

About 1,500 expected at gumbo cook-off in Kzoo

Updated: Sunday, March 3 2013, 04:39 PM EST
About 1,500 expected at gumbo cook-off in Kzoo story image

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Hundreds flocked to downtown Kalamazoo Sunday afternoon for the annual gumbo cook-off, a fundraiser benefiting the homeless in West Michigan.

The creole themed event was founded after a Kalamazoo leader made a trip to New Orleans and brought the flavors home.

Hundreds of pounds of fresh seafood were were served up in Kalamazoo, some flown in from New Orleans, even, ready to feed the masses, and all for a cause.

More than 30 contestants all competed for the top honors in Kalamazoo's Entertainment District Sunday afternoon, as the best gumbo.

Despite friendly competition, it's all about something more, as proceeds benefit Ministry With Community, a nonprofit that serves the homeless in Kalamazoo.

"These people have to go somewhere," said Bill Sarkozy, the cookoff founder. "They are people that cannot have their needs met, and it's important people support them."

Everyone agreed that Sunday was a great day to celebrate cajun cooking while benefitting a greater cause.

Around 1,500 people were expected in the Entertainment District today.

The event wraps up around 7:00 p.m.

About 1,500 expected at gumbo cook-off in Kzoo
comments powered by Disqus

Top Stories