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News Community It’s all about the food at 18th annual Shrimp Boil

Photos by Ellen BishopHabitat for Humanity held its 18th annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil this past Saturday to what looked to be a record crowd.

Volunteers cooked, served and provided entertainment to the shrimp lovers.

Proceeds from the Shrimp Boil help fund Habitat’s building projects in Macon and Jackson counties.

Habitat was formed in 1993 and construction on the 19th home will begin this fall. Macon County/Jackson NC Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Its mission is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Bruce Conley takes care of the canoe tableDonnie Bishop, Jeff Cloer and Guy Gooder bringing freshly steamed shrimp.FHS cheerleaders Charity Ledford, and Mary Bowles, in charge of the butter.Frogtown FourJane Hipps was crowned the new Shrimp Queen, eating 22 shrimp, and her nephew, Robert Hipps, was named Shrimp King.Crowned co-Shrimp princesses of the Shrimp Boil, were Emily Chandler and Amber Allen.Contestants vie for the title of Shrimp King, Queen and Princess.Coffee girl Ivy Hawkins


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