Downtown Crawfish Jam raises money for Walthall Park maintenance

Downtown Crawfish Jam raises money for Walthall Park maintenance

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Organizers of the 21st annual Downtown Crawfish Jam said that more than 2,000 people attended this year’s event, which featured live music on two stages and all-you-could-eat crawfish.

The event, which took place at Walthall Park, raises money for park maintenance.

“I think after this year we can truly say without any question at all that this has become a regional event,” said Andrea Saffle, a Crawfish Jam committee member “People look forward to this, they put it on their calendar."

Alton Cherry, of Laurel, was one of the people who attended the festival.

“We’re enjoying it, really enjoying it, we like the music, we’ve got the shade, the weather is very nice, it’s really good,” he said.

“It’s just a nice time to fellowship with friends, and enjoy the nice weather,” said Dee Dee Jackson, another visitor from Purvis.

Saffle said park upkeep costs about $10,000 each year.

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