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Posted on: November 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Hocking Honored with Official Guinness Book of World Records Certificate


BigAss Crawfish Bash Foundation Chief Executive Officer Quentin Severin, Chief Operating Officer Travis LeDoux and Chief Administrative Officer Mark Crowder presented Mayor Hocking with official Guinness Book of World Records certificate.

Leaders from the BigAss Crawfish Bash Foundation (BCBF) presented La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking with the official Guinness Book of World Records certificate for the most crawfish prepared in eight hours on November 10 in La Marque. BCBF earned the world record on April 1, 2017, at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, Texas. The official record is 26,346.45 kg, or 58,083.98 pounds of crawfish.

According to Quentin Severin, BCBF Chief Executive Officer, foundation leaders decided to present Mayor Hocking with the official certificate so the world would forever remember that this event happened in La Marque.

“We appreciate the support from the City of La Marque and Mayor Hocking,” said Severin. “The world’s largest crawfish cook-off happened right here and we want to remind people of that as we plan for the 2018 event.”

In 2017, there were 84 competitors, with Best of Gulf Coast prize going to 'Put Some South in Yo' Mouth' team, and Best of Bay going to Cabo Bar & Grill team. The 2018 event is planned for Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Gulf Greyhound Park Simulcast and Event Center, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, TX 77568.

According to Severin, next year’s event will include all-you-can-eat crawfish, a crawfish cook-off competition with at least 80 cook-off teams, vendor booths, Kid Zone, sponsor area, live music, Veteran VIP Tent, and food multiple area restaurants.

“We expect 20,000 attendees for the 2018 event, Severin said. “We have big plans in the works. This will be epic!”

BigAss Crawfish Bash Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation that works in partnership with local charities that benefit lives of veterans, children and the disabled. For the 2018 event, BCBF plans to donate 90 percent of their profits to Camp Hope, Texas Special Olympics and local education foundations. The leadership team is currently contacting sponsors for the 2018 event.

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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque offers easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at­­­­

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