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The first annual, ““Fishing for a New Home” Rodeo, sponsored by the Golden Meadow and Grand Isle United Methodist Churches and supported by churches across the New Orleans District, was held in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on November 8 and 9, 2013.
How was it? In a word: Excellent!
The fishing rodeo on Grand Isle was an absolute success and is a perfect example of local congregations working together to make good things happen. Even before the awards ceremony had ended, those present were already talking about next year’s “Fishing for a New Home” Rodeo. By the end of the second day, enough fresh fried fish was available to serve the Coast Guard, Fire Department, and military veterans for free! (One child weighed in a Red Snapper nearly as large as he is – so large it required a wheel barrow!)
There are so many people to thank! Mrs. Sue Galliano, our expert organizer; Rev. Chris Thomas, whose congregations hosted the rodeo; Mr. Wade McIntyre, who took photos; Mr. Jim Hogue, who MC’d the awards ceremony (and hand-carved the fishing trophies!); Mr. Curtis Pitre, who passed out the trophy awards and helped fry fish; Chef Ronnie Jacobs and his crew, Robert Keller and Henry Trahan, who cooks the world’s best pastalaya; Mr. Dane Vizier, fish fryer extraordinaire; Mr. Dave Sears, who headed the Clean Crew! We are very grateful for the many members of the Grand Isle and Golden Meadow congregations who worked the two-day rodeo and made certain everyone had a great time!