Venders did big business at July Fourth celebration in Port Allen

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 10:22pm

Hundreds of people came out to watch the live music, fireworks at the Seventh Annual Westside July Fourth Fest.

The people in Port Allen didn't let a little rain shut down their show, and with big crowds came big business for food venders at the fest.

After the music and the dancing fest goers started craving something good to eat.

Sue Muller owns The Sno-Mobile of Louisiana truck. She says she'll sell close to one thousand snowballs tonight. In order to keep up with demand she brought in extra workers to help chill the crowd.

"It's massive," said Muller. "I mean we're going to have four people in here and, it's non stop. We have funnel cake right next door. The people are a mass out here it's unbelievable. It really is. "

Benjamin White with King's Cuisine says he'll sell over two hundred bowls of jambalaya. He worked at the fest since it's first year, and he says the crowds keep growing.

"The more the people the more they are going to come out spend money," said White. "All the venders make a little more money doing the festival. It's great ecomony for the venders that do come out."

The event was also an opportunity for Port Allen High School band and color guard members to raise money. They sold burgers and other barbeque goods to get money for program fees. They hope to have raised over $1,500.

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