The Rotary Club of Galveston’s fourth annual Crawfish Boil is from noon to 4 p.m. April 13 in the big white tent behind the Discovery Pyramid at Moody Gardens, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.

Young entrepreneurs who were participants in last year’s Lemonade Day Galveston will be special guests at the Rotary Club of Galveston’s fourth annual Crawfish Boil on April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at Moody Gardens.

During the Crawfish Boil, young entrepreneurs — some of whom won awards at last year’s Lemonade Day — will set up their lemonade stands and sell their lemonade. These young entrepreneurs will also be available to share with you what they learned about entrepreneurship as participants. This fun, family event will again be in the big white tent behind the Discovery Pyramid.

The Lighthouse Charity Cooking Team will be back, under the direction of Dick and Horacene Daugird, preparing a superb plate of Cajun-seasoned crawfish, potatoes and fresh corn on the cob. Other menu options will include Lighthouse Dogs, and red beans and rice prepared by Moody Gardens culinary staff. In addition to fresh lemonade, a variety of ice-cold beer, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase. There is no admission charge.

The popular Zydeco Dots will perform again this year, with other fun activities to include, the Zydeco Dance Contest, the Children’s Crawfish Eating Contest, an exciting raffle, the popular moonwalk known as the Mud Bug Bounce, and other fun activities on the playground near the big white tent will round out the afternoon’s activities for families and their children. Those attending also should know that all proceeds from this popular event will benefit the Rotary Club of Galveston’s many community service projects and programs.

In just the past two years alone, more than $41,000 was granted by the Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation Inc. to local organizations dedicated to improving our community’s health, education and welfare. These include the Galveston Police Department, The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County, The Grand 1894 Opera House Grand Kids Festival, the Family Service Center of Galveston County, Galveston College, Holy Family Catholic School, Galveston Independent School District and the Galveston Fire Department, just to name a few.

It is also important to note that we have contributed money to help those suffering from natural disasters — such as our $11,000 in contributions to hurricane and tornado relief efforts last year to pay-forward the generous donations of money many Rotary clubs extended to our club to help us help our community after Hurricane Ike.

Advance crawfish plate tickets are available for $20 at the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, 2228 Mechanic St., by calling the chamber office at 409-763-5326, or online at www.galves For information, email Rotarian Lauren Suderman, event co-chair, at lauren, or call Rotarian Stephen Maxwell at 409-789-2831. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Galveston, thank you for your support.

Kevin Harrington is president of the Rotary Club of Galveston.

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