BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - As it has done for the last nine years, St. Vincent de Paul hosted its 10th Annual Turkey Carving Contest. The organization will also host its special Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Baton Rouge’s elected officials and other leaders competed Wednesday, Nov. 27 to see who is best at carving up a Thanksgiving turkey.
Contestants were judged on a number of categories.
Participants included Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana Housing Corporation Executive Director Keith Cunningham, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, Major Reginald Brown, Coroner Beau Clark, Southern University Head Football Coach Dawson Odums, Councilwoman Tara Wicker, as well as many others.
“It’s great to have people coming together for a great cause to make the public aware of hunger and homelessness here in our community. that’s what St. Vincent de Paul is all about,” said Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul after celebrating his third-place finish in the competition.
Manship Media CEO Ralph Binder finished in second place. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark won the contest coming in first place.
For 38 years now, St. Vincent de Paul has hosted a special Thanksgiving Day meal for the poor and homeless.
The meal will take place Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul’s Holiday Helpers will also be serving a Thanksgiving meal at the Raising Cane’s River Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Homeless service providers will be on-site to offer outreach services to those experiencing homelessness.
The congregation at B’nai Israel has donated the turkeys for both Thanksgiving meals.