Thursday, March 17, United Way of SWLA is hosting the biggest cook-off event of the year, the Battle for the Paddle! It's the First Annual St. Patricks Day Jambalaya & Pastalaya Cook-Off and registration is open now for the team to enter the Jambalaya Division or the Pastalaya Division online at unitedwayswla.org/battle or TEXT STPADDY to 40403 to volunteer for Battle of the Paddle. According to United Way of SWLA the donation to enter one division is $500 and to enter two divisions the donation is $750.

This family fun-filled day is free and open to the public and scheduled to get underway at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheatre from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Shake your shamrock to live music performed by LA ROXX. Get all-you-can-eat jambalaya and pastalaya samples from the cook-off along with unlimited beer and wine for a $15 dollar donation. Get a break with the kids as they hang out and play at the free kid's zone.

Attendees wishing to enjoy the amazing food and music like a VIP,  can purchase lounge tickets for a $50 donation. Carry-out is also an option. Residents can purchase tickets to get their lunch to go, for a donation of $10. The meal pick-up timeframe is Thursday, March 17 between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All tickets can be purchased online at unitedwayswla.org/battle or by texting SHAMROCK to 40403. For more details click, HERE.

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