Marksville community boils 6000 pounds of crawfish at cook-off

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MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) - If you're a fan of crawfish, or of fun in general, then Marksville was just the place for you on Saturday.

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It was the annual Da Parish Crawfish Boil. Around 25 teams competed in a cook-off. While judges decided on the best of the best, it was all you can eat for the attendees.

And with 6,000 pounds of crawfish, there was more than enough to go around. There was also live music, vendors, and games for the kids.

The purpose was to raise money for St. Joseph's ACTS. But ultimately, coordinators said it's a great community event.

"You know, we modeled this after a festival in south Louisiana,” said John Dauzat. “And it just grew and grew and grew. And so St. Joseph did away with their church fair years ago, so people have been striving for an excuse to get together, and spring crawfish boil, you can't go wrong!"

The big winners were the team with Nay's Childcare and Preschool. They not only win bragging rights, but also free entry for next year's event.

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