Catfish Will Be Catch Of Day In Elgin

Roger Ross and Albert Hinson III Stir Up The Catfish Stew

It’s time again to do the Catfish Stomp in Elgin.

The 16th annual Kershaw County festival takes place Saturday beginning with a 100-unit parade through downtown Elgin at 10 a.m. After the parade, the festivities will move to Blaney Elementary School on Smyrna Road, about a mile off U.S. 1.

About 500 gallons of tomato soup-based catfish stew and 400 pounds of fried catfish, plus all the trimmings, will be served in the school cafeteria. There will be two serving lines to keep things moving.

Throughout the afternoon Catfish Stompers will be entertained by an assortment of cloggers, musicians and singers. The groups Breakaway and Flashback will perform, as will singers Thomas Flyer, Jim Gainey and Jason Missouri.

Dancers from the Patterson School of Dance, Helen Kearney Dance Studio and the Barbara James School of Dance will perform. Plus, the Congaree Swamp Stompers, Gwen Bowers Cloggers and Member of the Columbia Jazz Ballet will kick up their heels.

There’ll be about 50 arts and crafts exhibitors on hand, as well as the Stomp Car Show with entries from four states.

All proceeds from the Catfish Stomp will help fund Elgin community projects.

December 6, 1991  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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