Fishing rodeo for children's home a success

November 25, 2013


Sue Galliano, event organizer from Grand Isle UMC, and Doug Hall of the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home show off the t-shirt for this year's rodeo.

A two-day fishing rodeo, sponsored by Golden Meadow and Grand Isle United Methodist Churches, raised funds to go toward the building of a permanent home for Methodist Children's Home of Greater New Orleans. “Fishing for a New Home” was the theme of the rodeo, held Nov. 8-9. Participants enjoyed great fishing, a fried fish lunch and received a commemorative cap.

By the end of the second day, enough fried fish was available to serve Coast Guard and Fire Department volunteers, in addition to all military veterans, at no cost to them. Participants were impressed when one child weighed in a red snapper almost as large as he – so large it required a wheel barrow!

Jim Hogue, Doug Hall, Bill Goforth (board member of the Children's Home) and Rick Wheat, President and CEO of the  Louisiana Methodist Children's Home.

Rachel Guidroz, winner of first place in the flounder division, and Rick Wheat, President and CEO of the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home.

 Jim Hogue shows his hand carved, intarsia, wooden trophies to Doug Hall.


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