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Bogue Chitto Pearl Wild Game CookOff  was held April 19, 2008
This year's cookoff was another successful fundraiser for the Washington Parish Library System.  We raised over $12,000 through the event, and are making plans now to use the proceeds to benefit the library system.  More details to come!
2008 Sponsors:
Temple Inland
Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore & Jenkins Insurance
Culpepper's Bogalusa Lumber
Crain Funeral Home
John N. Gallaspy, Attorney at Law
Travis's Grocery & Market
Professional Building Services
Collett and Amacker, Attorneys at Law
Magee Financial
Edward Jones
Judy S. Farmer Insurance Agency, Inc.
Harold L. Ritchie
Bill McGehee Ins., Inc
Southeast Louisiana Home Health, Inc
William R. Durden, CPA LLC
Citizens Savings Bank
Riverside Medical Center
Resource Bank
Franklinton Chamber of Commerce
Talley, Anthony Hughes, & Knight, LLC
Family Home Health Agency



Third Annual Wild Game Cook-Off Is Big Success --
Friends of the Library's Bogue Chitto Pearl
version of cook-off & barbcue fills Cassidy Park
     The Bogue Chitto Pearl Wild Game Cook-Off and Barbecue held on August 28 was declared a great success by the sponsors.  The event was a fundraiser by the Friends of the Library for the Washington Parish Library System.
     It was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, and sponsors said the success of the cook-off rested squarely on the shoulders of all those who volunteered their time, effort, money and generosity.  This support came from the community, individuals, merchants and professionals.
     Aside from the ticket to enter the park, everything was free.  Children visited the Pioneer Museum, saw Louisiana wildlife displays, played in the spacewalk, took canoe rides down Bogue Lusa Creek with the Boy Scouts, and saw and held
snakes and other critters from the Louisiana Gulf Coast Herpetological Society.
     They danced, turned cartwheels and flitted across the grass in front of the stage as the PaperTown band played.
     Cooking teams began arriving at the park on Friday afternoon.  By Saturday morning, the Bogalusa Fire Department, the City of Bogalusa, Dempsey Allen's Rebels, The Garden Shop, the Law Offices of Ronnie G. Penton, and Wing Bones of Hammond were busy stirring, smoking, basting and frying food.   
     Dishes prepared for the competiton included beef hot tamales, Creole grilled turkey, grilled chicken quarters, wood duck sauce picante, barbecued pork ribs, pulled pork, pork tenderloin, pork sausage, pork jambalaya, wild game jambalaya, catfish courtbouillon, stuffed deer tenderloin, smoked dove breast and deep fried rattlesnake.  All cooking teams donated their time, money and food to bring the feast to the park.
     Judges were Marilyn Bailey Crews, Judge Bobby Black, Rupert Breland, Jerry Dunome, Eleanor Duke, Merlin Duke, Stephen Genco, Joannie Miller, Larry Mizell and Mary Smith.
     In addition to the cooking teams, local merchants supplied the Friends pavilion with other delicious food: fried chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, iced soft drinks.  Thanks to all these merchants: Piggly Wiggly, Ole South Buffet and Seafood, Mike's in Franklinton, Reddy Ice, and Jerry Moffett's Coca-Cola.
     James Goff and the First Baptist Men's Quarted hosted the stage program, introducing State Senator Ben Nevers, the host of this year's cook-off.
     Janice Goff, chair of the Second Annual Washington Parish Library Poetry Contest, which was sponsored by Friends of the Library, presented trophies, award certificates and ribbons to the winners of the contest prior to the stage show at the cook-off.  Friends of the Library were proud of the winners and all the entrants in the poetry contest and were glad to have the winners and their families attend the cook-off.  Teachers with first place winners were presented books of poetry.
     Cook-off winners were announced.  First prize for beef went to Dempsey Allen's Rebels for their beef tamales.  Wing Bones won first prize for fowl with their barbecued chicken.  City of Bogalusa won second place for fowl with their Creole grilled turkey.
     First place in the pork category went to Wing Bones for their pulled pork, and second place went to City of Bogalusa for thier pork ribs.  Third place was won by Wing Bones with pork tenderloin.
     First place in seafood went to The Garden Shop for catfish courtbouillon.
     In the wild game category, the first place winner was the Law Offices of Ronnie G. Penton for stuffed deer tenderloin.  Second place also was won by Penton for elk chili.  Third place went to the Bogalusa Fire Department for their wild game jambalaya.
     Numerous volunteers put in many hours of hard work to make the event a success, and numerous businesses contributed considerable funding on various levels.  Friends of the Washington Parish Library expressed their appreciation to everyone.

Special appreciation for their help with the cook-off is extended to State Senator Ben Nevers and Mayor Mack McGehee and the City of Bogalusa.  Many thanks also to the great cooking teams and to everyone who volunteered their time.

Friends of the Washington Parish Library extend sincere appreciation to all sponsors of the Bogue Chitto Pearl Wild Game Cook-Off & Barbecue for making it such a big success.

Diamond Sponsor


Emerald Sponsors

Animal Clinic of Bogalusa, Moore & Jenkins Insurance, District Attorney Walter P. Reed, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Sapphire Sponsors

Bill McGehee Insurance, Inc.; Family Home Health Agency; Crain Funeral Home; Attorneys Sam Collett, Jr. and Dawn Amacker; Farmer, Cheatham & Tate LLC; Gaylord Chemical Corporation; Magee Financial; Washington St. Tammany Electric;  Mack Grubbs Motors; Manning’s Christian Book Store; Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight

Beryl Sponsors

William R. Durden, CPA LLC; Law Office of Ronald J. Brumfield, LLC; Modern Finance Company of Bogalusa, Inc.; Genco’s Amusement Company, Inc.; Sheriff Aubrey Jones; Pritchard Trucking, Inc.; Riverside Medical Center; Joe Paul Romano of Edward Jones Investments; Schilling Greenhouses, Inc.; Travis Grocery; Franklinton Chamber of Commerce; Parish Assessor Randy "Country" Seal; Resource Bank; Brown-McGehee; Barber’s Hardware & Repair; Seal’s Auto Service; Studio in the Country; Citizens Savings Bank; Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Thomas; Sheridan's Custom Cabinetry; Capital One 

Onyx Sponsors

Laurie Bell of State Farm; Robert J. Black, Attorney; Clerk of Court Johnny D. Crain; Judy S. Farmer Insurance Agency, Inc.; Gayle’s Jewelers, Inc.; Bogalusa Indemnity Corporation; Nielsen’s Pharmacy; Parish Disposal, Inc.; State Representative Harold L. Ritchie; Curves of Franklinton; Jacobs Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.C.;  Professional Building Services; Orman & Bickham, Inc. Real Estate

Friends of the Washington Parish Library
c/o Library Headquarters
825 Free Street
Franklinton, LA 70438