On Saturday, October 21, Urban Ministry and the West End community hosted families from across the state at the 9th Annual Maw Maw’s Collard Green Cook-off and Wellness Expo. The Collard Green Cook-off and Wellness Expo was renamed this year in honor of the memory of Ernestine Washington, an Urban Ministry staple and leader in the West End Community. The joyous occasion is known for its promotion of healthy living programs offered by Urban Ministry. Attendees were able to sample collard greens, shop vendors, and visit wellness experts while on the grounds of Urban Ministry. Of all the family-friendly fun, music and wellness, the collard greens definitely stole the show.
Restaurateur and President of the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier International, Becky Satterfield, participated in the Cook-off and represented Satterfield’s beautifully. Her collard greens recipe was a definite crowd pleaser! Becky felt incredibly honored to share her greens with the West End community and event attendees from both far and near. Becky looks forward to becoming more involved with Urban Ministry in the near future. For more of the latest information on Urban Ministry, visit their Facebook page!