Alexandria, La. – March 21, 2012 – 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 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:
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 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.
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.