Jambalaya Festival sees youngest Jambalaya Champion of in the World

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Taking home the Jambalaya Festival 48th Championship was Lee Elisar. Shown from left, are 2015 Miss Teen Gonzales, Grace Graugnard; Lee Elisar, his brother, Kirk Elisar; and the 2015 Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Alyssa Hughes. See more photos coming this week online.

The 48th Annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival took place this past weekend. Taking home the Golden Paddle this year was Lee Elisar, 23, making him the youngest champ in history of the festival. This was Elisar's second time competing. Sharing his victory was his helper and brother, Kirk Elisar.

Their Uncle Jody Elisar took the 2008 Champion and their father, Todd Elisar, has been a Gonzales Jambalaya Festival judge for years until this year.