Story by Stewart Dale Spencer
Photos by various contributors.
Cole Barton and his sweetheart Nichole Kertis had a few of their friends and family over — 93 to be exact — on Saturday, April 20 for a bit of fellowship and food. Cole says that this is the 12th year of the crawfish boil. He lives in what used to be the original Coupland State Bank. He graciously opened his home and his patio to the hungry throng.
Citizen’s National Bank was very neighborly and allowed Cole and company to set up the crawfish cooking operation in their drive-thru lane.
The cooking was handled by Cole’s father, Jack Barton, and a few assistants. He wasn’t the least bit bothered by the kids that flocked to the kiddie pool, which was filled (repeatedly) with the fresh-water crustaceans, a.k.a. “crawdads” or “mudbugs.” Click here to learn more about these critters.
A timed eating contest was held. Charles Molineux took home the trophy by consuming 53 crawfish in 5 minutes. Here we see him proudly displaying his hard-won trophy. Looks like it brought tears to his eyes.
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