BCAC to hold Crawfish benefit

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A nonprofit serving abused children in Brazoria County will benefit from a live music and crawfish fundraiser scheduled April 18 at Floyd’s Restaurant, 1300 East Broadway in Pearland.

“Krawfish for Kids” takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for two pounds of crawfish, corn and potatoes, with other food options available. Raffle tickets are $5 for a custom barbecue valued at $1,200, and free face painting and bounce houses will be available for children.

Two local bands, The Band Five-O and Patty O’Beers, will entertainment, and a live and silent auction include items such as a 45-minute jet ride with pictures and video, Ro’Vin Garrett’s famous gumbo for 20, Texas flag original artwork by Taft McWhorter, a fish fry for 20 and $400 Yeti cooler.

Proceeds will benefit the Brazoria County Alliance for Children, which provided services for 342 local children in 2014 out of 551 confirmed cases of child abuse. The nonprofit partners with law enforcement, providing forensic interview, medical, mental and family advocacy services for its young clients.

“We are professionals who recognize the hurt of abuse and neglect, and who are dedicated to providing help and protection while minimizing further trauma,” said Lisa Jolly, executive director of BCAC.

The benefit is family-friendly and has 10 major sponsors: Floyd’s Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse, Gulf Aerospace Technology, Texas Armed Forces Historial Society, Freeport LNG, Houston Police Officer’s Union, BASF, Mammoet USA South, Big Star Ford, Aura Engineering and Robins Nest for Children.

To learn more about BCAC, visit www.cac-bc.org.

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