People attending the Holy Angel's 31st Annual Taste of Shreveport said the food was wonderful.
"Crawfish wonderful, spicy cornbread out of this world. This is some good stuff."
More than 600 people were in attendance, tasting food from more than 20 local restaurants, and perusing the more than 200 items up for auction. More than 30 of the auction items were created by residents.
"It's really a festival of love of art, music, wine and food and love for Holy Angels and their residents.," said Laurie Boswell, CEO of Holy Angels Residential Facility. "We are so appreciative of all the restaurants who participate and all the local artists."
"It continues to get better," said Sam Pack, of Dallas, TX. "I'm extremely pleased with the progress that's being made and the support that's being put forth. "
The thousands of dollars in proceeds from the event will help the Holy Angel's residential facility, which houses around 180 people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sam Pack's son is one of the residents. His 48 year old son Todd has lived there since 1985.
"Todd is very fortunate. He lives in a group home with four other young men and he gets excellent care."
Organizers say this year's event had the largest crowd they've ever seen.