Ribs, grilled chicken, and margaritas were all featured in Miles this weekend. It’s the 40th year of the Cotton Festival.
Proceeds go to the Miles Preservation Authority. It is responsible for the upkeep of the opera house, a historic building. The organization also helps pay for sidewalks and other improvements in miles.
There were more than a hundred entries for the cook off. That gave judges plenty of dishes to try including beans and brisket. The winners get cash prizes.
There’s dozens of volunteers including a group from Goodfellow who helps with the judging.
“One of the girls who helps me out with the judging, she works out there. She always brings 30 or 40 guys. And they come in shifts which is great for my judging. They do us a good job. they have a good time. We fill them up. They’re ready to go,” Connie Glass, MPA Board Member .
People who still want to help pay for opera house renovations can call city hall.