Port Allen is site of the official state barbeque championship under a resolution that was approved Tuesday.

The Smokin’ Oldies Cook-Off and the Oldies But Goodies Fest in West Baton Rouge Parish was given the designation under Senate Concurrent Resolution 10, which is sponsored by state Sen. Rick Ward, D-Port Allen, that received final passage Tuesday from the House.

The Smokin’ Oldies Cook-Off and the Oldies But Goodies Fest is held on the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information and Conference Center grounds in Port Allen.

The cook-off raises money for the Dream Day Foundation’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that researches and treats pediatric cancer.

The event, which began in 2006 is held annually in September.