Cold, hard cash and hot, yummy crawfish

People enjoy the food and entertainment at Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil on April 9 at Concrete Street Old Market Pavilion.

 

Jennifer Gracia

Reporter

The Zydeco music helped create a Louisiana feel in South Texas for Bernie’s Famous Crawfish Boil on April 9 at Concrete Street Old Market Pavilion. Some 700 people attended the event, which serves as fundraiser for the DMC Foundation for student scholarships.

“Our students, they work so hard to achieve something for themselves and their family, once people realize how dedicated the students are to investing in themselves, they are willing to help. My joy is sharing that story,” said Mary McQueen, executive director of development for the DMC Foundation.

Louisiana performers Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Band entertained the crowd with help from the Del Mar College Social Dance Club. Those in attendance enjoyed more than 300 pounds of crawfish and 165 pounds of shrimp.

Jennifer Garcia/Foghorn
People enjoy the food and entertainment at Bernie’s Famous Crawfish Boil on April 9 at Concrete Street Old Market Pavilion.

The crawfish boil included silent and live auctions that raised more than $33,000. The DMC Foundation expects to pass its goal of raising $120,000 at the event, though a final count was not ready as of press time.

Bernard “Bernie” Paulson was asked if he had any wise words to share with students.

“Get involved,” he said. “There are a lot of things to learn out there. Getting involved helps out a lot. Just get involved.“

Meagan Falcon

The reporters and the editors of The Foghorn News are students at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Foghorn staff has a passion for writing and informing the public on the important issues happening locally and nationally, but most importantly what is happening on and off the Del Mar College campus.

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