SEGUIN, Texas - The small town of Seguin has reclaimed its title as home of the world's largest pecan.
Since the 1960's the world's largest pecan has been sitting on the city's courthouse lawn.
"It's been a focal point in the community right here in the heart of Seguin," said City Manger Doug Faseler.
Seguin lost it's title to a town in Missouri several years ago, and the city leaders knew they had to do something. It took several months, but the Texas Agricultural and Heritage Center built a new pecan.
"It weights 2300 pounds. It's 16 feet long, 8 feet in diameter," said Mel Grones with the Texas Agricultural and Heritage Center.
The pecan shell made from fiber glass and steel was placed inside to support the structure.
The giant pecan will make its debut during the city's annual 4th of July parade Monday morning.
So once again the city has regained it's title as home of the world's largest pecan.
"I'm just thrilled as Mayor. After all, you know, we felt like something was taken away from us, and now we've got it back," added Mayor Betty Ann Matthies.
The new and improved pecan will be showed at the Texas Agricultural and Heritage Center in Seguin.