Crawfish & BBQ Festival deemed success for Catholic Social Services

By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 4/27/18

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — Despite soggy conditions, the 4th Annual Crawfish & BBQ Festival held Sunday, April 22 on the grounds behind the Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Patrick School in …

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Crawfish & BBQ Festival deemed success for Catholic Social Services

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ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — Despite soggy conditions, the 4th Annual Crawfish & BBQ Festival held Sunday, April 22 on the grounds behind the Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Patrick School in Robertsdale, has been deemed a success by organizers.

“We had a great 2018 Gulf Coast Crawfish and BBQ Festival,” said CCS Baldwin County Director Phyllis Beam. “The weather dampen it a bit, but the fun went on all afternoon. Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to all our dedicated volunteers.”

This is the fourth year for the festival, which has been held in various locations around Baldwin County. This is the first year to hold the festival in Robertsdale, where Catholic Social Services calls home in Baldwin County.

Plates were overflowing with crawfish pasta, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches and chicken and sausage jambalaya, along with sides of baked beans and Cole slaw, mixed with scoop fulls of crawfish boil (including corn, potatoes and sausage), served up in metal trays. There was also a choice of desserts, beer, wine and sodas.

The event will also include games and activities for kids and the ever-popular crawfish races featuring real, live mud bugs. Entertainment will feature local talent “The Marlow Boys,” plus good, old-fashioned Louisiana Cajun music by “Pooyai” later in the day, and even a group of pirates who performed inside the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Money raised from the event will go toward the purchase of food for Catholic Social Services food pantry, Beam said.

“The money raised will help us keep the food pantry stocked to provide for families during the summer months,” Beam said.