Even before all the money had been counted, an organizer for this year’s annual Grimes County Area Go Texan Crawfish Boil says it was the biggest one in the last eight of the event’s 12 years.
Go Texan’s Molly Hurst says they sold 13 more tables than last year and filled all eight of their open tables just with walk-ins. She says there were the longest lines she has ever seen. Ever seen. The lines waiting to be served crawfish completely circled the dance floor. She estimates there were at least 700 folks in the Main Hall of the Grimes County Expo Center.
Hurst thinks one of the reasons this year was so successful was holding it earlier in the crawfish season, as compared with last year when it couldn’t be held till early in May.
But success, she tells Navasota News, brings its own problems. They ran out of corn. They ran out of crawfish, going through 2,500 pounds of it. Everybody got served, but some didn’t get there early enough for seconds.
All in all, Hurst says Go Texan probably pocketed around seven thousand dollars; enough for three of their scholarships. This year, she adds, nearly two dozen local students have applied for Go Texan Scholarships, each hoping to be awarded one when they are handed out during graduation ceremonies next month.