Crawfish Festival Raises $31,000 for Gillis
Metropolitan Kansas City’s leading Cajun party, the Village Crawfish Festival, raised $31,000 for Gillis at its 12th annual event last month.
Prairie Village, KS - infoZine - The fundraising total again topped all previous annual totals and exceeded $100,000 in money raised over the festival’s history. The money went to Gillis to help with its mission of advocacy for at-risk families and children.
Karli Ritter, WDAF meteorologist,
12th Annual Village Crawfish Queen.
Photo courtesy of Lyndsie O Coon
The event had a new location this year at St. Pius X Church in Mission, KS. Good weather, music by The Clementines and Ernest James Zydeco, 1,000 pounds each of crawfish and barbecue made the night a record setter.
“Being in a new venue this year got us out of our comfort zone,” says Steve Coon, one of VCF’s founders. “We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We raised a lot of money, and I think everyone had a great time.”
Karli Ritter, WDAF meteorologist, served as queen of this year’s festival. She’s a Florida native and spent time in Alabama, so she was versed on the time honored tradition of the crawfish festival queen. In addition, she shared the master of ceremony duties.
The festival’s organizers, The Secret Order of the Crawdaddies, would like to thank the 2013 sponsors