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There were plenty of activities to keep every member of the family entertained during the Texas Crawfish Party and Music Jam, held on College Street beside the Rogers Hotel, with additional festivities on the hotel’s east parking lot.

Multiple carnival games, a remote controlled Replica Nascar Track, a human hamster ball, and various vendors selling wares was made available to the crowd that started gathering at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, but by early afternoon, a large number of patrons were taking in the sounds of the bands playing, and the smells of crawfish and turkey legs.

Robert Stedman of the Starlight Productions  recording studio located on College Street, offered to produce a recording for anyone wanting their vocals on a CD, complete with karaoke background.

The event was spearheaded by Tom “T.K.” Kreason, director of the Texas Musicians Museum.

“This is an annual fundraiser that we hope to build on each year, for our Texas Musicians Museum – to keep the doors open on it,” Kreason said. “We launched this back in 2007 and had it set up in Hillsboro, but we outgrew things there and needed a bigger space, so the Rogers Hotel here came available and is working out real well – we hope to be here for at least the next 10, 15 or 20 years.”

Kreason noted that besides several bands that were to perform on three stages  throughout the day on the east parking lot of the Rogers Hotel as well as inside Bonnie and Clydes, they were also cooking up large, fresh crawfish served with potatoes and corn.

“All these band members are volunteering their time here today, and we really do thank them  for it,” Kreason said, saying tickets for sneak previews of the Texas Musicians Museum were available for $3.

For further information about the Texas Musicians Museum, visit their website at www.TexasMusiciansMuseum.com.

Contact Paul at paul.gauntt@wninews.com or 469-517-1450.