Whether you call them mudbugs or crawdads, if you love a crawfish boil, you shouldn’t miss our very own annual food-and-fun event, the “Claws for a Cause” Rotary Crawfish Boil”! It’s Saturday April 28, 2018 starting at 5 pm on Celebration Plaza in attractive downtown Sulphur Springs. Advance tickets are on sale now at $25 each at local banks or through Facebook clawsforacause/ssrotarycrawfishboil. Tickets on the day of the event will be $30 at the gate, located at corner of Main and Gilmer Streets. If you’re not a crawfish lover but want to be “at the party”, you can pay for a $10 armband, hang out with your friends, enjoy the dessert and beverage vendors on site, and the music by Vince Vance and the Valiants.
A crawfish lover herself, the idea for a crawfish boil came to Cari Nuckolls over five years ago when the Sulphur Springs Rotary Club was looking for a fresh fundraising idea. With the help of her husband Steve and other Rotarians, her idea began to develop into a major food-and-entertainment event that would draw people to Celebration Plaza as as well as provide ample funds for Rotary projects. This year, fellow Rotarian Logan Vaughn, local chef and “foodie”, is acting as Crawfish Chairman. Vaughn is excited about helping secure the best quality vendors which will supply the “tons” of the crawfish and fixings required by hundreds of diners.
Four successful years has allowed the club to expand scholarship awards to graduating seniors and to assist more local non-profits in their community efforts, in addition to their traditional community services. The fifth Claws for a Cause is expected to be even more successful. If you would like to become a member of Rotary, or have your non-profit organization considered for assistance in a future year, contact any Sulphur Springs Rotary Club member or club present Brandon Williams at Guaranty Bank and Trust.