• A group of visitors line up for some crawfish at the 2016 Crawfish and Cannons event. This year’s event will be held at Fort Belknap on Saturday, April 20. (Leader file photo)

Crawfish and Cannons next weekend

Fort Belknap will be holding one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, while giving the public a chance to see its historic cannons fire.

Crawfish and Cannons will provide a visitor with a pound of crawfish or catfish, potatoes and corn for $10. The fort will start serving food around 11:30 a.m. With cannon firings following shortly after.

“We will shoot the cannon just as many times as we possibly can,” Fort Belknap Director Jim Hammond said. “I would say every hour on the hour, but last year we did it like every 45 minutes or so.”

Child-friendly games and other activities will also be available. Isaac Hoskins, a singer/songwriter from Denton, will be performing at 1 p.m. with his acoustic guitar.

“It is just a fundraiser for different things we’re doing out at the fort and to bring money in,” Hammond said. “We have all these different projects going, but first and foremost, the first amount of money goes to feed the cannon because we have to buy powder for that thing. And we don’t have to use tax money to put powder in it.”

For the rest of the story see the Wednesday, April 17 edition of The Graham Leader.

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