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Fishhawk-Riverview Rotary stages crawfish festival

Three years ago, Rotary Club of Fishhawk-Riverview member Michael Broussard threw out an idea and it stuck in the service organization's craw.

Broussard, who used to run a Louisiana seafood restaurant, suggested holding a crawfish festival. The Rotary members jumped in, not sure of what to expect.

Now the third annual Crawfish Festival has grown to be bigger and better. It's set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FishHawk Ranch Park Square, 16123 Churchview Drive.

Crawfish Festival committee chairwoman Christine Ans said they expect to serve more than 2,000 pounds of crawfish.

There also will be Cajun music and children's activities. Admission is free, but tickets are required for crawfish. A limited number of tickets were expected to remain on sale through today.

Other food items, including hamburgers, gumbo and beverages will be on sale. Children who bring nonperishable food donations will receive a free hot dog.

Key sponsors include Sweetbay, Edward Jones, Shaughnessy Law, the Walker Group, the Learning Experience, John Sullivan and the Tampa Bay Times.

Proceeds will benefit local charities and scholarship funds. Visit fishhawkriverviewrotary.org for more information. The Rotary Club of Fishhawk-Riverview meets on Mondays at noon at Beef 'O' Brady's Bell Shoals, 4330 Bell Shoals Road, Valrico.

Fishhawk-Riverview Rotary stages crawfish festival 05/16/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:12pm]
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