Friday, July 8, 2011

Crawfish Boil & BBQ for a Cause

At the beginning of May, Mr. McGoo and I - along with the help of MANY - put together our 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil & BBQ for a Cause. Using the casa of friends, we welcomed any and all to come enjoy all you can eat crawfish and bbq for $20 each or $30 per couple (kids eat free!) to raise funds for worldwide missions.

Last year we raised $1500 for missions and this year was even better! I captured quite a few photos this year but here are just a few to give you the gist...

Mr. & Mrs. McGoo - hosting the event

Brother McGoo - fellow Crawfish cooker with Mr. McGoo

Kiddos playing with some of the live mud bugs

Some of the fabulous ladies helping work the "ticket" table

Our fab BBQ chef and his beautiful wife

Even the little ones enjoyed some good eats

Lessons were given to crawfish newbies

And the eats were delish!

With the help of so many and because of the 118 adults that attended the event, we were able to raise 

$2400 for worldwide missions!

That's $900 more than last year and many more folks attending than last! God definitely blessed the event!!! With the funds raised, we were able to donate to mission trips from our church going to Aqua Viva Children's Home in Guatemala this summer ($900+), help support an entire family's mission trip from our church to Uruguay this summer to love and support missionaries on the ground there ($1000), and donate to the organization that is very close to Mr. McGoo and my heart, The Forsaken Children ($400+).

We couldn't have done it without everyone's help, those who attended, the generosity of those involved, and God's blessing! 

We're looking forward to next year. What a fun way to enjoy a festive atmosphere, get some good eats, time with friends and family, and raise money for a great cause or two! Until next year...

Ps. Each of the "causes" I listed could always use additional support, even if only $10. Feel free to click on any of the links and donate if you feel led. 

1 comment:

Katie said...

Awesome! Count the Dunlaps in for next year!