– Join the Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary’s Third Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil fundraiser on Saturday, April 29, at Station #1, at 801 Bee Creek Rd., from noon until 7 pm, or until the delicious seafood is gone. Moon River Cajun Cookers will be preparing the incredible seafood fare, while volunteers will grill burgers and hot dogs and serve drinks and snacks. For food to go, area residents may bring their large food coolers and fill up.
While enjoying the seasonal crawfish and shrimp, prepared Cajun style with fresh veggies and enjoyed on area picnic tables, the crowd will enjoy Louisiana Zydeco music. Children will have fun at the special kid’s area where volunteers will apply tattoos and paint faces. PFD Auxiliary will sell “Cooking with Fire” cookbooks, File of Life magnets that protect important medical information, t-shirts and take orders for green address signs, which assists emergency vehicles in finding a home. An ice cream truck will have tasty treats and sno cones for sale.
This year the Auxiliary will again be taking fresh Freestone Peach orders, delivered to the fire station and ready for pick-up in mid to late June. Order the 20-pound case for $50, $30 for half a case, and a couple of pounds in a bag for $10, and make preserves, pies, smoothies and eat them straight out of the container, while supporting the Auxiliary. These peaches are of the best quality, and will sell fast.
A 50-50 raffle will also be part of the event with tickets costing just $2 each, or six for $10. The winner receives 50% of the total dollar amount of tickets purchased, and two or more drawings will be held, with separate tickets sold for each drawing.
The PFD Auxiliary organizes events to encourage community participation and to raise funds for the fire department. Funds raised will purchase much needed, new radios for the department. At present, the Auxiliary provides two major fundraising events each year, with an annual barbeque/music event in the fall and a seafood event in the spring. The Auxiliary also welcomes outright contributions. To find out more go to http://www.pfdauxiliary.org/.