It’s Crawfish Time … South Texas Country Style!
Article by: Melinda Eddleman
It’s crawfish time, again! The Del Mar College (DMC) Foundation and Trustee Emeritus Bernie Paulson are “rounding ‘em up” for the 11th Annual “Bernie’s Famous Crawfish Boil” scheduled Thursday, March 28, to raise funds for DMC student scholarships.
The Foundation’s signature fundraising event promises one boot scootin’ evening featuring a South Texas Country flair with local favorite John Eric and an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil that would make anyone east of the Texas-Louisiana border envious.
The event runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Concrete Street Old Market Pavilion, 717 Power Street. Other activities include a silent auction, a stilt-walker, caricatures, face painting, a photo booth and more.
In 2018-2019, the Foundation has given out more than $1.7 million in scholarships thanks to the generous donors and sponsorships for events like Bernie’s Crawfish Boil. Participants really do change lives and make a difference for our students by supporting the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
In 2018, the DMC Foundation awarded scholarships to 1,614 students.
For participants planning to attend, the menu includes crawfish, shrimp and sausage, along with all the fixings (veggies), and tea, sodas and an open bar. Individuals are asked to purchase tickets or RSVP by Thursday, March 21.
Individual tickets are $200 per person. Tables of eight and scholarship sponsorships are also available starting at $1,500. Proceeds from this event benefit the DMC Foundation General Scholarship Fund.
For more information about the crawfish boil, ticket purchases or sponsorships, contact the DMC Foundation at 361-698-1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online information and access to ticket and sponsorship purchases are also available at delmar.edu/foundation.
Currently, the DMC Foundation is accepting applications through April 30 for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more and to apply, visit delmar.edu/scholarships.
View highlights from the 2018 Crawfish Boil below:
Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.