History of the Llano Crawfish Open
In the beginning
The Llano Crawfish Open began in 1989 as the brainstorm of a group of Beaumont hunters and
local Llanoites. Over the years a friendship began between the two groups and from this
friendship the Llano Crawfish Open was born.
The idea was to have a golf tournament and afterwards cook
some "Crawfish" and bar-b-que. The two groups decided that any money that was
raised from the event would be used to purchase a motorized wheelchair for a local man who
suffered from M.S. After all was said and done, everyone had such a good time that it was
decided to do it again the next year.
As with all new events there was a
period of trial and error. Over the next few years the event grew larger that anybody
could have ever anticipated. The group became more focused in what their long term goal
was and in what direction they wanted to go.
This goal was to help charities in
Llano County who could not get out and raise money on their own. The Llano Special
Opportunity Center, a facility for mentally and physically challenged adults, as well as
Meals on Wheels for the home bound elderly in the county were the premier charities that
came to mind. Though these charities receive limited state funding, their needs are still
great and the remainder must come from community donations. Occansionally other local
charities will also be considered for donations from the Llano Crawfish Open.
The Crawfish Open of 2004 was bigger
and more successful than ever. The Open was blessed with beautiful weather and loyal
supporters came out in full force. Please come out and joing the fun this year.
information and times for events, please visit the Llano Crawfish Open website!
"Crawfish" Golf Open
Four person scramble (make your own team, or you can be placed on a team.) Play
one day only.
Boiled Crawfish, Bar-B-Que, Jambalaya, Potatoes &
Entertainment at the Park Pavillion
Music & Dance both Friday & Saturday
Free overnight camping available