Crawfish for a cause

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 4:58pm

The Troup rotary club is raising scholarship money for high school seniors. And today they teamed up with Brookshire's Grocery to host a unique fundraiser for east texans with an appetite. For the first time ever, they held a Louisiana-style crawfish boil to raise money for the future education of their students.

Whether the were peeling, cracking, or crunching, the people at Troup Bank Friday were more than excited to stick their fingers into a cardboard box full of crawfish.

"It's a specialty, a delicacy for us and we've enjoyed it our whole life," said Crawfish Chef Stuart Bird.

The Troup rotary club is hoping to raise 4,000 dollars in scholarship money for their high school seniors.
"Students that are going to school need all the help they can get," said Rotary President Greg Fleck. "So the rotary club has set up a fund that we can help the students offset some of that cost and help their parents also."

For just five dollars, you could buy a pound of crawfish to eat there or take to-go. The crawfish were purged, boiled, and seasoned right in front of you. And with many people buying 20 pounds at a time, the rotary club is hoping to exceed their goal.

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