7th Annual Village Crawfish Festival

The Secret Society of Crawdaddies raised $7000 benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital Cancer Center Saturday night at St. Ann's Church.


SOC presents a check for seven thousand dollars to Children's Mercy Hospital Cancer Center. Photo; Steve Coon of Prairie Village, Crawfish Queen: Caitlin Hubbs of Kansas City and Dr Brock Exline of Kansas City Veterinary Care

"It was a perfect night for an event like this" said Steve Coon, one of the founding members of the SOC. "We boiled 300 pounds of crawfish, roasted an entire pig and barbequed 100 pounds of brisket for a very hungry crowd" Coon said. Two bands provided live entertainment - Earnest James and the Zydeco Jubilee and Worldwide Hoodo.

The event started 7 years ago when two Prairie Village families held the first annual crawfish boil for 30 people in their backyard just for fun. This year it has become a significant fundraiser serving over 250 people. "Our goal is to continue expanding this event each year for a local charity" said Dr. Brock Exline, co-founding member of the SOC. "We love the Cajun culture- the food, the music and most of all the intense desire to "pass a good time" with neighbors and friends. The majority of folks who came to our event are from the Prairie Village area, although we are beginning to expand out into all of Kansas City.

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