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Tickets on Sale for WIU Soul Food Festival

February 3, 2011

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MACOMB, IL - - The 25th Annual Soul Food Festival, sponsored by Western Illinois University's Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC) as part of Black History Month festivities, will be held from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 in the University Union Lincoln Room. This year's event is themed a "A Sunday Afternoon Jazz Affair." To ensure adequate seating, participants are encouraged to select a seating time (12 noon, 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.) when purchasing tickets.

Early bird tickets are $10/students, $18/nonstudents on sale through 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. After Feb. 10, tickets will be $15/students, $23/nonstudents.

This year's menu will include succulent roasted chicken, old-fashioned down home fried chicken, glazed country-baked ham, screamin' mean collard greens with smoked turkey, mouth-watering macaroni and cheese, scrumptious candied sweet 'taters, potato salad, corn bread, rolls, luscious lemon cake with vanilla ice cream, wicked peach cobbler, Southern sweet tea, unsweetened tea, coffee and water.

For more information, visit the GBCC web site ( or contact the GBCC at (309) 298-2220.

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