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You’ll want to be at Mabank Pavilion early and plan to stay awhile so you don’t miss a thing at the Saturday, May 3 Cedar Creek Lake Car Show & Kiwanis Krawfish Boil.

The Kiwanis Club will be cooking crawfish and all the trimmings very early. Traditionally, the first batch is ready by about 9 a.m. By then, the chamber Grill Team is cooking up burgers and hot dogs, and the concession is busy serving breakfast items.

Crawfish will be served until all is gone. Prices are $26 for a flat (feeds 4), $16 for a half-flat and $8 for a Boat. The concession items are reasonably-priced and affordable for families. Entry to the Car Show is free to the public.

The cars will start rolling in by 7 a.m., with registration opening at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per car, whether pre-registered or registering the day of.

According to the Car Show Committee Chair Bill Hanstrom, there are already more than 100 cars pre-registered, but the grounds of the Mabank Pavilion offer lots of space for parking the show cars. The owners are encouraged to bring their tents for shade, and plan to sit back and relax, visit with the crowd and enjoy the day.

Entry forms for the Car Show are available through the chamber of commerce office for those wanting to pre-register.  There will be door prizes, T-shirts for all pre-registered entries, raffles and 50/50, and lots of good music to add to the festive day.  The 2013 Car Show hosted over 170 entries, and by all indications, a larger number is expected this year.

Proceeds from the sale of the crawfish benefit the Kiwanis Club, and funds their programs for local kids. Proceeds from the concession benefit the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

It’s through the generosity of underwriting sponsors and other contributors that the chamber is able to bring this community event to Cedar Creek Lake. They are: $1,500 Corporate,  Solar Turbines, KCKL 95.9 FM/KLVQ 1410 AM (Corporate In-Kind);  $1,000 Platinum, Mabank Visitor Development, Southside Bank, TVEC, Tri-County Ford, Brookshire’s Mabank and Seven Points (in-kind); $500 Gold, Teague Chevrolet-Buick, Oncor Electric Delivery, Mabank NAPA, Texas Motor Toys, Monarch Utilities, LLC, Ben E. Keith Beverages; $250 Silver, City of Gun Barrel City, Lakeside Family & Sports Medicine, Williams Pest Control, Tony Kalawe/Edward Jones, First National Bank Kemp,, Red Hat Rentals (in-kind), Champion Collision Center, Prosperity Bank Seven Points; $100 Bronze, Star Lite Custom Homes, BnR Pit Grill, Kiwanis Club of Cedar Creek Lake, Lone Star Maps, Cornerstone Payments, First State Bank Athens/Mabank, Cedar Creek Realty/Keller Williams, PrimaData, Inc., Tracy Mitchell Custom Homes, Inc., Skip Smith Insurance, a Division of Lana L.Mock & Associates, Jim and Judy Braswell, Dealer Services by Bill Hanstrom, Lakeway Chiropractic, Don R.Kinney, CPA, Judge Richard Sanders, Cedar Creek Carpet & Tile, TexasAbility, LLC;  Trophy Sponsor, TexasAbility, LLC.

Special thanks for other contributions go to the Mabank Fire Department, City of Mabank and Mabank Police Department, The Monitor/Lake Area Leader, Athens Daily Review, Floors 4 U (donation of a $600 rug for raffle), Henderson County Now and

Sponsors of water for the concession are Henderson County Performing Arts Center, Jo Ann and Bill Hanstrom, Tate and Kim Cramm, Cornerstone Payments, SRC Investments, Healing Hands Kneading You, Candice and Chris Quinn, Judy and Jim Braswell, VOICE, Inc. and the Parrot Head Club of Cedar Creek Lake.

For more information, call the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 903-887-3152, e-mail, visit and

You can stop by the chamber office at 604 S. Third St., Suite E in Mabank. Regular Chamber hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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