Final barbecue cook-off to be held

The 10th and final Harry L. Hooker, Sr. Memorial Holy Smoke BBQ Cook-Off and Praise Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Railroad Museum Grounds.

There will be a special category this year: Champion of Champions. This is open to all previous BBQ first place winners.

The festival was started in 2010 as a means to raise funds for a scholarship to DeQuincy High graduates attending a university or technical school.

It also provides funds for the Back to School Giveaway, Illuminate Program at the High School, and other community projects.

Although the festival will end, the Scholarship will continue. If you would like to be a part of this historical event as a performer, food, craft, informational booth or cooking team, call Darlene P. Hooker at 337-499-7165.