Harrison County

Sun Herald Gumbo Championship winners announced

BILOXI — Eleven teams competed for bragging rights today at the 30th annual Biloxi Seafood Festival at the Town Green.

The judge’s choice for best in show was L&L Gumbo, created by Debbie Lamey and Pam Leach. People’s Choice Award went to Joan’s Gumbo Divas.

Other winners were:

Amateur: L&L Gumbo, first; Joan’s Gumbo Divas, second; Community Bank, third.Professional: Boomtown Casino, first; IP Casino, second; Hard Rock Casino, third.Best booth: L&L Gumbo.

Judges were Biloxi Councilmen Edward Gemmill, David Fayard and George Lawrence and Sun Herald features reporter Tammy Smith.

A moment of silence was observed at noon, as participants joined people around the country to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks. It was followed by the playing of “God Bless America.”

Read more in Monday’s Sun Herald.