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St. Philip’s to host festival with first rib cook-off.

By Sasha D. Robinson


St. Philip’s College will host its annual Culturefest 10 a.m.-6 p.m., April 27 at the college.

Culturefest will include rides, food, a craft show, car show and cultural information booths.

“It is a festival that celebrates all things San Antonio and celebrates the culture of all the people in San Antonio,” said Angela McPherson Williams, director of student life activities.

People are encouraged to wear their cultural attire.

St. Philip’s has hosted the event every year since 1995.

Culturefest is an official Fiesta event that celebrates the rich history of San Antonio and cultural influences of St. Philip’s College as one of San Antonio’s most historically distinguished and ethnically diverse institutions of higher education.

DJ Future-Sounds will play a variety of music and will accept requests for songs.

St. Philip’s has added the rib cook-off to the event with celebrity judges like comedian Cleto Rodriguez; Chef Bully, winner of Spike TV’s Frankenfood; Sonny Knox, SKANKSKA USA building manager; David Uminski, Prince of the River Walk and SPC culinary faculty; and Speedy Gonzalez, vice president of operations for Red McCombs.

The rib cook-off will have student judges such as Mr. St. Philip’s John D. Martin; Ms. St. Philip’s Jalisa Rivera; Katrina King, Spirit and Pride crew President; and Angelia Jacobs, Student Government Association president.

The event offers a variety of food booths featuring shrimp and chicken kabobs, turkey legs, corn on the cob, mangonadas, Cajun, fried fish, funnel cakes, puffy tacos, fajitas, snow cones and much more.

There also will be an open house on campus during the event where more than 950 high school students can learn more about St. Philip’s College.

The event is open to everyone and a shuttle service will be available from Southwest Campus to the MLK campus.

Shuttle services will pick up and drop off in front of Building 1 at Southwest Center every 30 minutes.

For information, call Williams at 210-486-2135 or email awilliams284@alamo.edu.


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