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Craig Smith, left, shares a laugh with Anthony Brown while Smith serves chicken wings Thursday at Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City during a kickoff event for the Bayou BBQ Bash that will be held this weekend under the U.S. 90 bridge. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The 2018 Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival poster is unveiled Thursday during the Bayou BBQ Bash kickoff event at Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City. From left are Festival King Jimmy Skiles, Festival Queen Emma Thomas and artist Tony Bernard. The festival will be Aug. 30-Sept. 3. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

BBQ Bash kicks off, S&P Festival unveils poster

Community members got a chance Thursday to eat some barbecue and socialize with some of the cooks who’ll be competing in this weekend’s Bayou BBQ Bash in Morgan City.

Josh Stewart runs in the 2018 Crescent City Classic in New Orleans. Stewart, who grew up in Patterson, plans to run 2,034 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, beginning June 1, 2019, while raising money for charities. (Courtesy of MarathonFoto)

Stewart to run 2,000 miles for charities

Josh “Smoove” Stewart will embark on the run of a lifetime next June, hoping to inspire others along the way.

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