Events & Announcements

Cooks compete in Battle for the Paddle

LULING – The 9th Annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle will take place on Oct. 7 at the West Bank Bridge Park. The jambalaya and gumbo cook-off allows teams across the region to compete to be named the “best.” The event kicks off the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

The event is open to the public from 4-7:30 p.m. and entry is $5, which includes all-you-can-eat gumbo and jambalaya, live music and more.

Registration for a team to compete is $75 per category.

To register or for more information, visit or contact Sara at (985)331-9063.

Events & Announcements

Battle for the Paddle cookoff deadline nears

LULING – Do you make the best gumbo or the tastiest jambalaya? Test your skills! Enter the battle and win the paddle on Oct. 1 at the annual cookoff.

The event is open to the public with a $5 entry fee that allows you to eat all you can. Soft drinks are $1 and beer is $2.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Games and music from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The following awards will be given: people’s choice, best jambalaya and best gumbo. The first place teams in gumbo and jambalaya win the battle and take home the coveted paddle.

A $50 participation fee is required to teams to compete. Each team receives four participation gifts.

For more information, contact Sara Miller at 985-331-9063. […]

Events & Announcements

Battle for the Paddle gets underway on Oct. 2

LULING – The call is out for gumbo and jambalaya cooks.
The seventh annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle cook-off will be held Oct. 2 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park on River Road in Luling.

The Battle for the Paddle features a cook-off in two divisions, gumbo and jambalaya. Teams cook their own special recipes on site and serve the results to the public. Admission is $5 for the all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Music and a Pick 5 raffle will also be featured during the event.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in each division, including the coveted grand prize, an engraved wooden paddle.

The registration deadline is Sept. 26. The cost is $50 per team.

For information or to register a team, contact Johnson at 985-331-9063 or […]