The Lion's Roar

Cooking up a good time in Ponchatoula

A competitor checks his dish at the 2016 Gumbo Cook Off in Friendship Circle.  Cook-offs such as the upcoming “Jaycees Harry McKneely Memorial Jambalaya Cook-Off” are a common form of fundraising.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

The arrival of spring brings with it fishing, crawfish boils and the annual “Jaycees Harry McKneely Melancon Memorial Jambalaya Cook-Off” hosted by the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce. According to Brad Matherne, chairman of the event, the cook-off is divided by the Jambalaya Festival Association...