Cajun flair makes its way to Obion County
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OBION COUNTY, Tenn. — Hundreds gathered in Union City Saturday for a little bit of Cajun flair brought up to West Tennessee. For the second year in a row, the Obion County Crawfish Festival served up thousands of pounds of crawfish and jambalaya for a good cause. The event also featured a 5K run, rides, games and of course live music. Organizers say the event has grown from a small crawfish boil in a garage to an annual event that benefits the community. “There’s a lot of people in our community that are affected with different sicknesses, and St. Jude is a big part of our community,” organizer Donnie Walton said. “The impact they’ve made in the local community, it just made it an obvious choice for us, so we give a portion of the proceeds to St. Jude.” Organizers say they raised more than $11,000 for St. Jude last year, and they hope to surpass that number this year.