Fundraiser cook-off is this weekend


The fifth annual Iola VFD benefit and Barbecue cookoff is right around the corner on March 9-10. This will take place at the Iola Volunteer Fire Department, 23574 Brazos St., in Iola. There will be live auctions and live music/dance. $185.00 entry fee for the cookoff for meat category brisket, chicken, and pork spare ribs is $185, and there will be a cas payout of $3,500 (based on the entry of 25 teams). There is a $20 for each side category with a 50 percent payout for first place beans and open class (meat). Live music will include the Clay Hollis Band.

For additional information or enrollment email Follow is on Facebook Iola VFD cook-off fundraiser. This is a IBCA sanctioned event.

There will be a crawfish boil Friday, March 9. The cost will be $10 per plate. There will be a band playing that evening as well.

•Spring break will be March 10-18.

•Varsity baseball will attend a tournament in Franklin from March 8-10.

The Lady Bulldogs' softball team will play Mumford on March 9 at 5 p.m.

If there are any upcoming events or items, you wish to be seen in the article please call (979) 402-0947 or email The deadline for submitting an event or announcement is Wednesday at noon.