8th Annual Village Crawfish Festival

Village Crawfish Festival A Huge Success

The Crawdaddies raised $15,000 for Head Start of Shawnee Mission, the SOC's selected children's charity. photo, check presentation

Mary Kay Roberts, Development Coordinator of Head Start of Shawnee Mission (left of center) receives symbolic check from Steve Coon and the Secret Order of Crawdaddies.

Greater Kansas City came out in style, bringing family and friends from as far away as Wisconsin and the state of Washington. Over 500 folks shared an evening that threaten rain but only brought smiles, as neighbors and friends gathered to celebrate. Copious amounts of Crawfish, BBQ, roasted pig, potatoes, mushrooms, corn, beer and wine were consumed in grand Cajun style (elbow to elbow, pass the napkins please).

The evening's music started with Dan Mesh and World Wide Hoodoo. There was dancing late into the night to the tunes of Ernest James Zydeco.

The SOC recognizes they could not have pulled this event together without the very generous support of the 2009 Festival Sponsors.