Crawfish boil aids KCHO operations

Bruce Harper photo

Approximately 500 pounds of crawfish were boiled along with shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob for those attending the fourth annual Karnes County Humane Organization Crawfish Boil at Panna Maria Saturday night, April 13.

By Bruce Harper, Karnes Countywide staff

PANNA MARIA – A slow arriving crowd finally filled the dining area set up for the fourth annual Karnes County Humane Organization Crawfish Boil Saturday, April 13.

Joe Sheeran, one of the organizers of the event, said, “We brought in 500 pounds of crawfish, 375 pounds of shrimp, 150 pounds of sausage, 150 pounds of potatoes and about 900 ears of corn for tonight.”

The event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the organization and they unveiled an architect’s rendering of what the new kennel and offices could look like. Land, approximately three acres south of Kenedy, has already been donated for their use. 

“It is just a preliminary, but once we know how much money we’ll have to work with, we’ll make some adjustments,” said architect David Strahan from San Antonio.

The night was not just for indulging in great food, however. A silent auction with prizes ranging from cookie baskets to  fine wine and a wagon wheel wooden bench also helped fill the coffers of the organization. Door prizes were also raffled off to ticket holders and the band, South of Heaven, was set to provide the music for a dance floor for the hundreds of attendees at the benefit.

Money raised will go to the building and operational fund of the Karnes County Humane Organization.