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3rd Annual Crawfish Boil Offers Comfort For Katrina Evacuees

RICHLAND, Wash - Picture a summer in the Tri Cities without boating or barbeques. For people from the Gulf Coast, that is like a summer without crawfish boils.

But, now, people displaced by hurricanes are getting a taste of home at the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil.

"It means family, everyone gathering together, putting fish on the table and eating," said Stacie Marino, who moved to the Tri Cities after Hurricane Katrina.

The crawfish boil started years ago in Buddy Bentz' back yard.  Back then, they cooked a 40 pound sack of crawfish flown in from Louisianna. 

Now, several years later, with more people living in the Tri Cities from the Gulf Coast, they'll cook 1500 pounds of crawfish.

Cooking starts at Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Jacksons Sports Bar in Richland.

$20 will get you all you can eat from 1-7 p.m.

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