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Lallie Kemp Fall Fest a Savory Success

Sherre Pack-Hookfin (left), Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center Hospital Administrator, and Lisa Bruhl, Associate Hospital Administrator, with Clay Richardson and first-place prizes for his SDT Waste & Debris team.
Sherre Pack-Hookfin (left), Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center Hospital Administrator, and Lisa Bruhl, Associate Hospital Administrator, with Clay Richardson and first-place prizes for his SDT Waste & Debris team.

IndependenceóThe first annual Lallie Kemp Foundation Family Fall Festival in downtown Independence on September 24 featured 20 highly talented teams in the Louisiana Wild Game Cookoff. Fending off intense competition, the SDT Waste & Debris team emerged as the winner.

SDT's Clay Richardson, Dave Pettit and Terry Case won with their excellent Bacon Duck Wrap. They took home the first-place prize of 3 deluxe combo pot kits.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the success of the Family Fall Festival," said Sherre Pack-Hookfin, Hospital Administrator for Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center. "The quality of the dishes in the wild-game cook-off rivaled that of our best restaurants, and in Louisiana that's saying a lot."

The Sheriff Daniel Edwards Cook Team of Dennis Pevey, Stuart Murphy and Brian Sistrunk served a delicious seafood and alligator gumbo to take home the second-place prize of three 10-quart fish-fryer sets. Danny Sharkey, Matt Dean and Wesley Corkern, with Daniel's Deputies Team #1, won third-place for their unforgettable wild-game jambalaya and received three 30-quart aluminum pot kits for their efforts.

The Sheriff Daniel Edwards Cook Team also won the first-place trophy for the table decoration contest. Second place went to Northshore Technical Community College and Chef Kevin S. Foil. Daniel's Deputies Team # 1 placed third.

Besides great food, the festival served generous portions of music, kids' activities, a one-mile walk/run and live radio broadcast. Keep your calendars and your plates clear for the second annual festival. There's more wild game on the way.