Third Forks & Spoons fundraiser set for Oct. 11 at PZK


ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Robertsdale High School Alumni Association will host its third Forks & Spoons tasting spree on Friday, Oct. 11 at the PZK Hall.

“This is something we used to do every year,” said Evelyn Lowery, retired educator and organizer of the event when interviewed prior to event’s revival in 2017.

The Friends of the Robertsdale Library would host the tasting spree as a fundraiser for the Alumni Association and cooks from all across the RHS alumni family would share dishes and recipes. There was even a cookbook, which was hand-typed by RHS alumnus Jimmy Gilbert.

It was that cookbook that was the inspiration for the revival of the event, Lowery said.

“Every year (toward the end of the school year) we hold an Alumni Tea where we give out scholarships to RHS students,” Lowery said. “We were looking for something else we could do as a fundraiser and somebody had a copy of an old cookbook from 1981. That was the inspiration for this event.”

Last year’s event was catered by the Robertsdale High School Culinary Academy and the Culinary Academy will again participate in this year’s event, along with several local residents and restaurants, Lowery said.

It was also decided to call the event Forks & Spoons so it would not conflict with another event hosted by the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s event will focus on casseroles and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and includes a tasting spree and dessert. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit the Alumni Association to help fund scholarships for local school students.