Crowds come out for crawfish

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Andrew Cryer

CULLMAN – It was all-you-can-eat crawfish at Goat Island Brewing over the weekend, when the United Way of Cullman County’s Young Professionals Board held the first of what it hopes will be an annual crawfish boil. About 1,000 pounds of the critters were served, with live entrainment provided by Avenue G and the Overtones.

Lora Gilliland and Jennifer Parker were two of several volunteers working the event for United Way. Gilliland laughed and said the event was held at the brewery because “with crawfish, you’re going to want to drink a beer!”

United Way wasn’t exactly sure how much they would earn from the event, but, as the event was half over, more than 100 walk-in tickets were sold in addition to 50 pre-sold tickets at $30 each.

Gilliland commented, “I think definitely that we’re going to plan to do it again next year.”

Parker chimed in saying, “It’s been fantastic; it’s been great. It’s a lot better than we expected; we’re very happy.”

All profits from the event go to United Way to benefit the 16 various agencies that they support throughout the community, ranging from the 4H Clubs of Cullman County to Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

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