St. Vincent de Paul hosts annual turkey carving contest

St. Vincent de Paul hosts annual turkey carving contest

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The annual Celebrity St. Vincent de Paul Turkey Carving Contest had plenty of leftovers and all of it will go to a good cause.

Each year local celebrities from around the Baton Rouge area compete to see who can shave off the most meat.

"As our community's top hot meal provider, we are the only agency that serves a meal every day of the year in the Capital City," said Michael Acaldo with St. Vincent de Paul. "The volunteer support received by our dining room is amazing. Volunteers will make a tremendous difference this Thanksgiving day."

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux placed second this year after winning the event several times. Gautreaux, who is an avid hunter, used a tried and true method and breaking the turkey up first, then carving.

"I want to get as much meat off as possible," he said. "I know y'all have a lot of people to feed."

This year's winner was LSU Gymnastics' head coach D-D Breaux.

"There really wasn't even a close second," one man remarked.

St. Vincent de Paul is on track to serve more than 240,000 meals this year.

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