By Beth O’Brien, reporting for Bluebonnet News of Montgomery County
Close to 850 people attended this year’s Lobsterfest, a sellout crowd. The event was held Oct. 3 at the Lone Star Convention Center.
“It’s a tremendous number of people, once again proving how much Conroe loves to support the Chamber and the overall community,” Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber President Brian Bondy said.
Bondy added it has also been a sad few days because of the recent passing of Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish Owner Buster Bowers, who was a big part of Lobsterfest.
“There’s a hole in our heart, there’s a hole in our community. You can’t replace somebody with that kind of energy and enthusiasm, but as they say in Hollywood, the show must go on, and we’re going to do our best to celebrate him as well as this entire community,” he said.
Lobsterfest typically brings in about $200,000. That includes a golf tournament, which was held in Bentwater this year.
“What we end up making on it is obviously less than that after we pay our expenses,” Bondy said. “These funds allow us to operate the Chamber. It’s our single major fundraiser, so the better we do, it allows us to keep our members’ investments at a very moderate level.”