Posted: Nov 24, 2010 5:05 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Nov 24, 2010 5:05 PM
BATON ROUGE – Community leaders from around East Baton Rouge Parish showed off their turkey-carving skills during a contest at St. Vincent de Paul Church today.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux won the competition, followed by LSU gymnastics coach D. D. Breaux and Rudy Macklin, the director of the Governor’s Office of Physical Fitness. Other competitive carvers included Mayor Kip Holden and District Attorney Hillar Moore, as well as members of the BR Metro Council.
The carved birds will feed hundreds of people when the St. Vincent de Paul dining room opens for Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow.
Organizers said this is the first time they’ve done this competition, which they started because they often struggle to find enough volunteers to carve all the turkeys they give out for holiday meals.