Saturday morning Volunteers for Youth Justice played host to the 2nd annual battle of the Gumbo Gladiators.
The gumbo cook-off raises money to help at-risk children across northwest Louisiana.
People sampled some of the best batches of gumbo in the Arklatex for free.
Kelli Todd with the Volunteers for Youth Justice says, "all the funds from this will be used to recruit and train volunteers to help our children in the community who need volunteers to advocate for them in the court system"
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