The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crawfish Festival in the Heights was held on March 7th at 411 West 20th street. Cooler than expected weather greeted festival attendees, but the crawfish, corn and potatoes were in abundance. Mudbug eaters along with those that favored hot dogs and sausage on a stick enjoyed the food washed down, in some cases, with a wide variety of cold beers, sodas or water. Plenty of entertainment took place highlighted by the Zydeco Dots, a local band that played Cajun-style tunes that prompted spontaneous dancing in front of the Eureka Heights stage.

Additional entertainment was provided throughout the day by students representing local area schools and featured Helms Cheer and Drum group, Kathryn Smith Cheerleaders and Choir, Garden Oaks Montessori Singers and Cheerleaders, Sinclair Folklorica and Cheerleaders, and KIPP Nexus Cheerleaders and Dancers. Not to be overlooked were the Chamber members and others that manned vendor booths demonstrating or selling a diversity of products and services that ranged from: jewelry, art pieces, fitness and sports, children’s clothing, financial services, HEB, and cleaning and pest control.

Louie Gill, President of the Chamber reflected on the event and said: “Our festival has a rich heritage of bringing together the Heights community for a day filled with food, festivities and entertainment. Performances by our area school students showcased the talent enriched by outstanding faculty leadership. We are extremely grateful to our many sponsors, volunteers, staff, vendors and others that helped stage this year’s festival.”

Photos illustrating the event can be seen on the Chamber website homepage, on the top heading “Calendar & Events” and then by scrolling down to “Event Photos” and on