Belly Up with the Bar to receive the Service to the Public Award


The 2012 Belly Up with the Bar event was nominated for and received the LSBA’s Young Lawyers Section Service to the Public Award. Belly Up, an annual cook-off contest that raises funds for the BRBF youth education projects, is one of the annual projects that the Young Lawyers Section of the BRBA sponsors.

This annual cook-off, brewfest and outdoor party with live music by Storywood was held at a new location in 2012: Live Oak Arabian Stables. The new venue provided more space and parking for the event, and gave it western twist. The 14th annual event held Friday, Sept. 23, 2012, was attended by 660 persons. A total of 27 teams competed. Sponsors, ticket sales and a raffle helped to raise $27,000. Donna Buuck is the staff liaison to the Belly Up with the Bar Committee. Brandon Decuir served as the chair of the 2012 Belly Up with the Bar and event, and Jennifer Racca served as the committee vice chair.

The 2013 Belly Up with the Bar event will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at Live Oak Arabian Stables.