If you live or work in Brazoria County, get out the largest red pen and mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 3, because you are invited to attend the world’s largest shrimp cocktail in Austin, Texas at Brazoria County Day. Events are also scheduled Monday, March 2 as well as Tuesday, March 3. Not only will you get the chance to chow down on some succulent Brazoria County shrimp, but you will have an opportunity to network with important businesses and political entities in the county.
“If you live in Brazoria County, please consider bringing your ideas and appetite to this popular theme event which has been ongoing every two years during the Legislative Session “said event Co-Chairman, Lucinda Henderson. “It’s become an Austin tradition.”
Brazoria County Day is one of the most attended events of the Legislative Session. Established 42 years ago by a handful of Brazosport Chamber of Commerce Board Members to show support for our state representatives and senators, they spotlighted Brazoria County and its important location on the Texas Gulf Coast. Those goals remain the same – keep Brazoria County in the spotlight and on the minds of our state leaders.
“Groups interested in having a presentation about the event can contact Debbie Pennington at The Alliance (979-848-0560 or [email protected]), and we can make that happen,” said Greg Hill, event co-chairman. “In addition, Brazoria County Day 2015 is actively seeking funding for the event.” To see how you can help or check for a complete list of events scheduled in Austin for Brazoria County Day, please access www.brazoriacountyday.org or “Like” us on Facebook.
Every year, Brazoria County Day coordinators, along with the county’s Chambers of Commerce, put together 300 goody bags filled with promotional items from county businesses and recreational sites. These bags are distributed to Brazoria County residents and are a good way to network. If your business has items they would like to add to the bags, please get 300 items to your local Chamber of Commerce or The Alliance by Feb. 20.
Please note that there is a new Brazoria County Day Host hotel this year. It is:
500 E. Fourth Street
Austin, Texas 78701
There is a special rate of $209 for single or double occupancy for Brazoria County Day. The hotel block is Sunday, March 1 with check out on Wednesday, March 4. Guests can make reservations online at the link below, via 1-800-HILTONS, or contacting the hotel directly at 512-482-8000. The block is currently full, but check for cancellations.
Special Rate Code: BRZ
Reservation link: https://resweb.passk-ey.com/go/BrazoriaCountyDay2015
If you have a Brazoria County Driver’s License, if you’ve walked along our 21 miles of magnificent beaches, or driven on the Nolan Ryan Expressway, worked in one of our industries or played at any of our numerous festivals – we want you. Come to Austin because it’s important to support our elected officials in Austin and let them know the challenges we currently face in Brazoria County. We can also say “thank you” for the hard work they do that benefits our county.
Brazoria County Day is one of those rare times in life when hard work and great fun happen together – come be a part of that celebration.