) Gather friends and family on May 15th for the inaugural Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana BBQ Cookoff from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Parc International in Lafayette. Dustin Sonnier and The Wanted will be on stage as local pit masters fire up their grills and serve up their finest to be sampled and voted upon by attendees hoping to take home the braggin’ right for being the BBQ Cook-Off People’s Choice Winner! Teams and Individuals are welcome to participate in one or all of our three categories: Chicken, Ribs and Chef’s Choice. Sign up and Get Smokin’! Awards will be presented to first, second, and third place winners in each category. Last day to register is April 30, 2021. BBB President and CEO, Jillian Dickerson says, “Having the opportunity to support education while enjoying a community event is more meaningful than ever. We encourage you to invite your family, friends, and employees to join us for a fun and family friendly event!” Tickets are available through Eventbrite and at the gate. Admission is $5 for children aged 3 to 14 and $10 for adults. Sodas, water and adult beverages will also be available for purchase in the park. Proceeds will support the establishment of the Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana’s Scholarship Fund and will be awarded to three students at the community college, university, and trade school levels. The deserving local students will be recognized at our BBB Annual Awards Program in the fall. Do you have a unique and fun product or service? We are looking for vendors and welcome these businesses to apply for spot at the Cook-Off. BBB still has sponsorship opportunities available for businesses to participate in this great event and make it even more successful. For more information on Team/Individual registrations, tickets, vendor applications or sponsorship, please call (337) 981-3497.