Butler Celebrates 4th Annual BBQ Cook-off

Joshua Butler Elementary School recently held its fourth annual BBQ cook-off at the Westwego Farmers Market.

The day kicked off with a parade from the school featuring the royal court, with the king and queen opening the festivities.

Games, a silent auction, ballroom dancing, demonstrations by the students and, of course, BBQ were the order of the day.

“We had a huge turnout, said principal Denise Rehm. “We could not do it without the support of our cook-off teams, our sponsors and the local businesses.”

Rehm also said that hosting the event would not be possible without the participation of the entire faculty, many of whom fielded BBQ teams with their family members.

Monies raised at the event will go toward technology, reading and math intervention programs, and the after school program.