The Secret Order of Crawdaddies
Plan to attend the 14th Annual Village Crawfish Festival Saturday, May 2 from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. Pius Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. The event features music by Ernest James Zydeco and Potter’s Field and a sea of Cajun food - crawfish, sausage, red beans & rice, KC style BBQ pork, corn on the cob, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, bread, and dessert. Wash it all down with beer, wine, soda, and bottled water.
This is a genuine feast! And best of all, it is all for charity. Last year’s event raised $35,000 which went to Head Start; this year’s goal is $40,000 which will go to reStart, Inc., a local organization aiming to end homelessness in Kansas City.
reStart, founded by a Methodist minister with support from an interfaith group of clergy and lay people, began providing emergency shelter in 1981 at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and was incorporated as a non-profit in 1984. Over its 33 years of service, reStart has evolved from an emergency shelter for adult men and women into a community leader advocating for and modeling best practices for permanently ending homelessness for all populations.
For tickets and information go to CrawDaddies.org.