February 1, 2004 -- Posted at 7:27 p.m. CST
JONESBORO--The big game was on Sunday night and plenty of folks were gathered 'round the television in the yearly ritual of Superbowl Sunday. One watch party in Region 8 was doing more than just waiting for the commercials. Before the game even started, folks were speculating on who would win.
Folks from all over Region 8 gathered tonight at the Northeast Arkansas fairgrounds to raise money for the St. Jude Superbowl Sunday 'Stravaganza.
But event organizers have been planning this party for more than a decade...
Folks were able to catch the game--and the commercials--on one of the 18 big screen televisions, enjoy some huge spreads of food and bid on items in a silent auction....all in the name of charity.
"We've come out here for several years. My fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, used to work this and that's when we first came out here. Now we've made it kind of a tradition to come out here and meet up...you know, enjoy the game, good food. Granted all this is great, but the bottom line is St. Jude," said Jarred Woodard.