PICAYUNE — The American Legion Post 73 Ladies Auxiliary held their first Barbecue Cook Off on Saturday, June 22.
There were 10 entrants and were worthy opponents; many had either won or placed in other competitions. The Butch Fields Band entetained outside while judges were judging in the dining room of the Legion.
Dustin, Allen and D’Roy Taylor, along with Jodi Marze judged the entries and rated according to taste and texture.
At the end of the event, Reggie Smith and the ShoNuff BBQ team placed first, Randy Mitchell placed second and Kyle Jeansonne placed third. Each received cash prize money and a trophy.
The event raised $1,100 for the Ladies Auxiliary who will put the money towards Christmas baskets for veterans, spouses of veterans, low income families in the community.