A record crowd showed up at the Rotary Pavilion on Wallisville Road last Saturday, May 19 to participate in the 43rd annual North Shore Rotary Catfish Fry and Crawfish Boil.
Attendees are motivated by the opportunity to win a new car or truck in the raffle, but they also benefit from time spent with friends.
The Fish Fry is held every year to raise money for local community projects, scholarships, and the International projects such as Polio Plus.
In addition to the raffle, there was a live auction with a record 82 items, many of them selling for over a thousand dollars. The major sponsors for the event were Community Toyota, Bestway Oilfield, Blue Northern A/C, Channelview Education Foundation, Crawfish Shack, Galena Park Education Foundation, North Channel Area Foundation, and San Jacinto College Foundation, as well as 16 other businesses and individuals.
The North Shore Rotary Club typically raised several hundred thousand dollars at this event, and in turn provides scholarships, and supports groups such as Little League, Pct. 2 parks, and needy families at the holidays.