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Aimee Landreneau-deTurk is Co-Editor for Miss A in New Orleans. She currently works at Tulane University as a contract specialist, and writes a personal blog, www.gratisNOLA.com, about all things “FREE” in the City. Needless to say, when she’s not at work Aimee is out and about enjoying everything the City has to offer, culinary and cocktail delights, art openings, live music, and of course festivals. Aimee loves festivals, and attends the New Orleans Jazz Fest all seven days. She is also a huge fan of all things Mardi Gras, and wouldn’t think about missing a single parade. Luckily, Aimee’s husband feels the same way, so they were married on the first day of Carnival season in the heart of the French Quarter. The wedding was Mardi Gras themed, of course!

Recap: Hogs For The Cause 2013 In New Orleans To Raise Funds For Pediatric Brain Cancer Care

Hogs for the Cause 2013 - It's all about helping kids and families (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Hogs for the Cause 2013 – It’s all about helping kids and families. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

All things pork were celebrated during the Hogs for the Cause 2013 fundraiser and cook-off at the City Park Festival Grounds Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event helped raise money for pediatric brain cancer care for patients and their families. More than 80 teams competed in every pork challenge imaginable, but everyone came out a winner!

The Lost Bayou Ramblers perform at Hogs for the Cause. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

The Lost Bayou Ramblers perform at Hogs for the Cause (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Lee Fields and the Expressions wowed the audience. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Lee Fields and the Expressions wowed the audience. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

The day was also filled with music from Louisiana favorites such as The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Eric Lindell, and the Rebirth Brass Band. The crowd was also treated to the New Jersey sounds of Lee Fields and the Expressions. Lee’s a New Jersey native, and he  left everybody wanting more as he wowed the crowd with his ’70s classics!

You can truly feel good about getting high on the hog,  as each year gets bigger and better!

Delicious pork at Hogs for the Cause 2013. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Enjoying some delicious pork at Hogs for the Cause 2013. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

The all important judging of the pork with slow food advocate and Author, Poppy Tooker (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

The all important judging of the pork with slow food advocate and Author, Poppy Tooker. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Over 80 competitors participated in this year's Hogs including Piggy Stardust. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Over 80 competitors participated in this year’s Hogs including Piggy Stardust. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Is that Boss Hog? (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Is that Boss Hog? (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Happy Judge, Daniel Schumacher. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Happy Judge, Daniel Schumacher. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Woody Ruiz, King of the Fish Tacos, enjoys pork with some friends in City Park. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

Woody Ruiz, King of the Fish Tacos, enjoys pork with some friends in City Park. (Photo Credit: Aimee Landreneau-deTurk)

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