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Crawfish Festival back for fourth year

Debbie Meegan, Mike Meegan and Chrstine Ans celebrate at the 2012 festival. Mike Meegan is now battling cancer.

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Debbie Meegan, Mike Meegan and Chrstine Ans celebrate at the 2012 festival. Mike Meegan is now battling cancer.

The lure of seasoned seafood, energizing live music, kids activities, fellowship and a chance to help nonprofits make up a jambalaya of fun for Saturday's fourth annual Crawfish Festival at the Winthrop Town Centre.

The FishHawk Riverview Rotary Club stages the event from noon to 4 p.m. and $15 tickets for the limited supply of crawfish remained on sale Wednesday at fishhawk Proceeds will go to several charities.

But even if you don't get a ticket, there will be plenty of other food to purchase through vendors including hamburgers and etouffee. Kids can get a free hot dog with the donation of a nonperishable item. Children also can enjoy a special water play area and other activities.

Makenzie Raye, a teen country singer who has performed for several years at area events, will be the headline musical entertainment. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Lightning spirit team also are scheduled to appear.

And while the event will have a festive feel, club president Christine Ans said the thoughts and prayers of members will be with fellow member Mike Meegan, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

"He's been an instrumental part of our club and we're supporting him right now in his battle with cancer," Ans said.

For more information, go to the club website or call Ans at (813) 368-2699. The club is still seeking volunteers for the event.

Times staff

Crawfish Festival back for fourth year 05/28/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7:54pm]
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