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Collard Green Cook-off & Wellness Expo


October 15 from Noon to 5 p.m. Urban Ministry will host its 8th Annual Collard Green Cook-off and Wellness Expo, a celebration promoting the healthy living programs at the ministry located at 1229 Cotton Avenue S.W. Tour the community gardens, watch cooking demonstrations, connect with traditional and non-traditional health practitioners, purchase from local vendors, sample healthy collard greens and cornbread and listen to live music. Collard green cook-off competitors who reside in West End’s five communities will vie for bragging rights and offer the best of their healthy, creative, culinary recipes with no pork included. “We see this fun-filled day as a way to engage in preventative awareness rather than just treatment,” said Urban Ministry Wellness Programs Director Ama Shambulia. Urban Ministry was founded in 1978 by the United Methodist Church in Birmingham with a mission to serve poor and low-income persons in the inner city with programs of compassion and wholeness, †

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