It was a four-day celebration in the town of Washington coming to an end on Sunday. It was the annual Catfish Festival and in its 14th year it didn't disappoint those looking for regional tunes and delicious food.
Local chefs came up in droves to dish up their specialties to festival attendees. From Cajun to Creole; red beans and rice to chicken thighs; to of course catfish. There was something for every Acadian, which may explain why most people in attendance were no stranger to the festival.
Joseph Pitre, the mayor of Washington, says whether they realize it or not the thousands who came to the Catfish Festival could also feel good about promoting literacy in the community with every ticket and alcoholic drink they bought.
"This is the sole support for the library besides the city we don't have a tax like other cities or libraries," said Pitre.
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