6th Annual Crawfish Boil

05/01

Saturday’s crawfish boil benefits artists, athletes

Young Pike Road School artists and athletes will benefit from the 6th annual Crawfish Boil to be held at The Waters on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More than 1,000 pounds of crawfish will be cooked to help feed more than 2,000 people who are expected to attend the festive gathering held just inside the entrance to The Waters.

All the fun will take place this spring on the banks of a pond near the tennis courts, said event organizer Richard White.

Music, food, face painting by Abrakadoodle and The Big Green Bus will all be a part of the Boil, White said.

Adult tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the event, White said. Children 12 and under can attend for free. “Bring your lawn chairs, coolers and friends for a wonderful afternoon with live music, face painting, hot dogs, hamburgers and more than 1,000 pounds of crawfish,” White said.  “There’s something for the whole family!”

The music will start at 10 a.m. and will be led by talented Pike Road student Parker Allen. Following Allen will be country and southern rock artist Tyler Braden of Nashville, the tunes of the Pioneer Chicken Stand Band, and the night will end with acoustic sounds from Sid Phelps, White said.

The fun has a purpose, White said, adding that in past years several thousand dollars have been raised to help students.  “It goes to help students in the arts and athletics who need assistance with instruments or other needs,” White said.

For those not drawn to the taste of crawfish alone, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and other refreshments will be on sale, White said. Water will be free, he added.

Boil T-shirts, and Nancy’s Italian Ice will be on sale as well. All the proceeds benefit the Pike Road Patriot Fund.

“We would like to thank the Coca-Cola company, Renfroe’s grocery stores, Lay’s Potato Chips, and Nancy’s Italian Ice for their help,” White said. “Bring your tent, chairs, blankets, and coolers for the family-friendly event.”

The gathering is one of several occasions held throughout the year that help make the growing east Montgomery County community popular.

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