|Muskrat Skinning Demonstration|
Although I am not completely clear on it, there is a '"sister" festival in Cameron Parish, Louisiana which is south of Lake Charles. The two shows crown Little Miss and Little Mr. Outdoors, as well as Miss Outdoors. Miss Outdoors (Dorchester County) is the honored guest of the Louisiana show and vice versa. A fun highlight after the pageant was all the contestants throwing beads to those in the auditorium. People love beads, but I came up short.
|Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler !!!|
While we had seen ads for the show in the local paper every year, we had never attended. I was glad that I went to experience it. All in attendance were in great spirits and the locals welcomed all. There was no division among local and visitors.
We enjoyed sharing in the fun in a rural region of Maryland nestled among the marshes of the Blackwater Refuge; a beautiful area steeped in outdoor tradition.