Joey Durel, the mayor of Lafayette, La., has a plate of Parker’s barbecue coming his way courtesy of Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas.
The shipment should arrive by next week, Thomas said Wednesday, to settle a friendly wager the two mayors made over the outcome of the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 22 between East Carolina University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Under the terms of the challenge, each mayor pledged some home cooking and, with each community being nationally recognized as a Tree City, a plant native to its region — a bet Thomas initially did not expect he would have to pay.
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