Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Residents flock to crawfish boil

By Staff, 05/17/21 8:00 AM

PRESCOTTĀ  – After dealing with COVID-19 restrictions for more than a year, area residents were more than ready for something different, as was shown at the 7th Annual Crawfish Boil sponsored by the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon.

Once again the meal was prepared by Lagniappe’s of Texarkana and featured 340 pounds of crawfish, 100 pounds of shrimp, 150 pounds of potatoes and 260 ears of corn. Initially, people weren’t going to be allowed to dine under the pavilion, but with the relaxation of the COVID restrictions, the go-ahead was given and taken advantage of by several patrons.

People showed up early, being more than ready for the shrimp and crawfish, as anything different was welcome. At first, those who only wanted shrimp were given priority as the crawfish was still being cooked. There was no drive through, but most people were more than willing to walk up to get their tasty treats and take home bags of shrimp and crawfish. They lined up the entire length of the pavilion at the Farmer’s Market when things kicked off.

According to Jamie Hillery, Chamber director, 300 pounds of crawfish was pre-sold. This left 40 pounds to be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis. It took less than 30 minutes for the extra crawfish to be sold.