School official aces Seafood Throw Down

Published 9:13 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010

FRANKLIN—In the first Seafood Throw Down cook-off, Franklin City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michelle Belle defeated Franklin High School junior Brandon Sumblin by two points.

Families Career and Community Leaders of America hosted the event, which involved cooks preparing fried fish, shrimp, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and coleslaw.

Judges were Assistant Principal Karl Robertson, Band Director Justin Thomas and Senior Class President Shaleetta Hicks.

They judged dishes for taste, texture, appearance and seasoning.

The contestants along with FCCLA members and advisor Carolyn Hurddle sold plates of the cooked food. Proceeds will help the club by supplies and fund trips.

“We are looking for a sponsor to help up so we can continue to take trips and hold events for the students,” Hurddle said.

Anyone who would like to donate or sponsor the group may contact Franklin High School for further details.

Plans are in the works for turning a classroom into a fully functional kitchen and diner that will be open to the public.