With the storms that came through early this morning came nice, cool weather to follow, perfect for Stone Energy's Inaugural United Way Gumbo Cook-Off at Cajun Field.

Lafayette's Bayou Boys on stage the the Stone Energy Gumbo Cook-Off

The day saw 70 teams competed for the honor of First Place, with Jake Delhomme signing autographs, Lafayette's Bayou Boys on stage playing a great variety of music.  Families and friends had a great time hanging out, listening to music and having delicious gumbo!

Having a great night at the Gumbo Cook-Off

Winners for the day included the Accounting Department for Stone Energy, winning the People's Choice Award!

The 'official' judges made their decisions, and Coach Hud was on hand to announce the winners, with the top prize in the Seafood Category going to Doerle's, second place going to Frank's Casing, and third place in the Seafood Category was Power Rig Services.  In the Chicken and Sausage Category, winners were Schlumberger in first place, Baker Hughes in second, and Halliburton/Baroid in third.

With all the smiles and laughs, the big winner of the evening was Acadiana; it was another event that brought friends and families together, celebrated the Cajun Culture, and raised much-needed funds for United Way of Acadiana.