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The Landrys to Appear at Baskins

Source: PR Newswire

ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana – March 21, 2012 (PRNewswire) – Troy and Jacob Landry, better known as the gator-hunting, father-son duo in the History Channel’s hit reality TV show “Swamp People,” will appear and sign autographs at the new Baskins in Alexandria on ,b>Saturday, April 7 as part of the store’s two-week Grand Opening festivities.

Troy, known as “King of the Swamp,” and son Jacob, a fierce, gator-boat veteran in his own right, will visit the Baskins at 2201 Memorial Drive and sign autographs for the public from 10 am until 2 pm on the 7th. Their appearance — thanks to presenting sponsors Justin Boots and Wrangler — will mark the second weekend chock-full of Grand Opening fun, entertainment, merchandise giveaways and register-to-win prizes for the entire family at Baskins, a fast-growing retail chain of western and work wear.

Special events will kick off at Baskins on Thursday, March 29 with a private ribbon cutting and reception for members of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s free function will feature a benefit performance by a country music star from the nationally syndicated TV show “Troubadour, TX.” Chamber members will also have the opportunity to shop at Baskins earlier on Thursday, with 25 percent of the sales during the event being donated to Christus St. Francis Cabrini women’s and children’s hospital of Alexandria.

“We are excited to bring these very popular Cajun Country personalities to central Louisiana, just as we’re pumped up about opening our doors in Alexandria,” said Bryan Baskin, company president.

In addition to register-to-win prizes and giveaways throughout the weekends of Mar. 30 and Apr. 6, Grand Opening festivities at the Baskins store will include:

Fri, Mar. 30—Store officially opens, 9 am
Sat., Mar. 31 – Troubadour TX performers, 2 pm to 4 pm
Sun., Apr. 1—Petting zoo from 1 pm to 3 pm
Sat., Apr. 7—Swamp People, plus balloon artist and magician, 10 am to 2 pm

The Alexandria store will be the 24th location for Baskins, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Baskins offers its guests the best western and work brands for the entire family. The store specializes in a wide variety of work wear and durable, flame-resistant clothing. Among the wide variety of name brands are Ariat, Lucchese, Justin and Tony Lama boots, Cinch, Levi’s and Wrangler jeans and a big selection of hats such as Resistol and Stetson.

About Troy and Jacob Landry
A Cajun who takes great pride in his family’s long history in Pierre Parte, Troy Landry has spent the last three decades earning his reputation as “King of the Swamp.” Jacob Landry, who has worked alongside his father, Troy, spent last season helping his team fill 320 tags and land the legendary gator nicknamed the Rougarou.

About Baskins
Baskins stores, which began in 1972 in Trinity, Texas, are well known for the unique customer experience they provide. Sales associates are trained to be western fashion specialists and have an outgoing approach to helping customers. The Alexandria store will be the company’s second retail location in Louisiana; the Lake Charles, La. store opened last fall. Headquartered in Humble, Texas, retail stores in the Baskins system are primarily located in eastern Texas.

In addition to the Louisiana stores, other locations include the Texas cities of Burleson, Bryan, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Dickinson, Henderson, Huntsville, Jasper, Lake Charles, Lake Jackson, Liberty, Livingston, Longview, Lufkin, Marshall, Nacogdoches, Rosenberg, San Antonio, Sherman, Texarkana, Tyler, Vidor and Waco.

For more information, go to Baskins online at www.baskins.com.

Two of America’s best-known, ‘gator-hunting, Cajuns are coming to Wichita as part of Cabela’s grand opening celebration.

Swamp People’s Troy and Jacob Landry will be at the store Saturday, March 17, from noon to 4 p.m., according to a Cabela’s press release.

The new 80,000 square-foot store near K-96 and Greenwich opens March 14 at 10:45 a.m.

March 16-18 about a dozen outdoors celebrities will be at the store to meet the public. Most host popular hunting and fishing television programs. Several state and local outdoors groups are also planning events for the public.

See the full Cabela’s press release here.

Guist Brothers to Attend East Texas Oilfield Expo in March

Source: Longview, Texas (PRWEB)

February 22, 2012

Texas Classic Productions LLC, the powerhouse production company behind the East Texas Oilfield Expo, announced today that their 2012 event will feature two very special guests: Glenn and Mitchell Guist, stars of The History Channel’s smash-hit television series, “Swamp People”.

The Guist brothers are scheduled to make a guest appearance on the second day of the Expo, March 8th, to make rounds of the show, meet with exhibitors and attendees, and help close out this year’s festivities. Texas Classic’s Director of Operations, Ernest Silver, explains the rationale behind inviting the Guists to attend:

“’Swamp People’ is a tremendously popular show with a lot of fans, and the Guists have a lot of popular appeal. We felt that having them at this year’s show would be a fun way to end this year’s Expo and bolster attendance towards closing time on the day’s second event. Also, our exhibitors and sponsors have worked very hard preparing for the show and many have traveled a long way to attend, so it’ll be a nice treat for them to get to meet these two celebrities after the business of the event is over.”

“Swamp People” first aired on The History Channel in 2010. Since then it has grown in popularity tremendously, boasting an average of 4.1 million viewers in its second season. The evening it aired, the show’s second season finale was the most-watched show on cable. The series chronicles the day-to-day lives of several Cajuns living in southern Louisiana who hunt American alligators for a living. The Guist brothers, two such individuals featured on the show, are a “backwoods duo who hunt, trap and fish to eat”, according to their website.

Season Three of the series premiered less than two weeks ago, on February 9th.

Aside from featuring the Guists, this year’s East Texas Oilfield Expo is expected to feature over 800 exhibitors from a variety of local and national companies representing every facet of the oil and gas industry. The show will also feature over 30 heavy equipment displays and key industry speakers giving presentations on a variety of topics. It is currently the largest oil and gas trade show in the ArkLaTex region.

For additional information about Texas Classic Productions or the East Texas Oilfield Expo, contact:

Courtney Shults
Texas Classic Productions LLC
(866) 918-5550
(866) 719-9701

Texas Classic Productions LLC is a production company that specializes in the planning, development and management of events such as trade shows, expos and conventions. In addition to their flagship event, the East Texas Oilfield Expo, they also host a variety of other events including the ArkLaTex Health, Safety & Environmental Expo and the East Texas Industrial Expo & Job Fair. Texas Classic also offers a variety of exhibitor services including booth design.

For more information about Texas Classic’s products or services, visit http://www.TexasClassicProductions.com or call (866) 918-5550.