City Heat to entertain at Wild Beast Feast

By Special to the American Press

Get your game on this weekend at the

Lake Charles Symphony’s Wild Beast Feast at 5 p.m. Saturday. Amateur and


cooking teams will serve up such delicacies as turtle soup,

crawfish gravy and grits, angels on horseback and jerked chicken,

along with grilled and smoked wild game including venison and wild

hog at the all-you-can-eat feast.

The event will be held at Burton Coliseum for the first time this year to accommodate larger crowds.

Bidding for the auction begins at 7

p.m. with Charles Willis as auctioneer. Up for sale are six nights at a

3-bedroom Montana

cabin at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains that offers fly

fishing, white-water rafting and horseback riding in the summer

or skiing in the winter.An overnight duck and goose hunt at the

Lacassane Company which also includes cocktails, dinner, a

guided hunt, and breakfast is also available at the auction.

The feasting continues with dinners offered by the Symphony’s supporters, including a 5-course duck dinner prepared by Lisa

and Gus Schram and a Czech dinner cooked up by Corelie and John Pohorelsky and symphony conductor Bohuslav Rattay.

Evening entertainment will feature City Heat, with Chester Daigle at keyboards, James Bill on drums, and DeWayne Simmons on


The Wild Beast Feast is a major fundraiser for the Lake Charles Symphony’s educational and outreach programs.

The event is made possible through the

generous support of the community, the many volunteer cooking teams, and

the corporate

sponsors, including The Stream Family, Walnut Grove, Chadick

Farms, First Federal Bank, Merchants and Farmers Bank and Trust

Company, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Ad Source Outdoor Advertising,

Oasis Foods, Inc., Southwest Beverage Company, NAI – Lake

Charles, Kathleen Higgins Graphic Design and Romero and Romero


Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door for adults, $10 in advance and $15 at the door for children ages 7-14 and free for ages six and under.

For tickets, call (337)433-1611 or go online at www.lcsymphony.