Every year for the past 35, the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Gillette brings over 13,000 pounds of mud bugs to the Cam-Plex events center in April, as part of a huge fundraiser that benefits local families and helps pay for their medical expenses when in need.
Last year the annual Crawfish Boil raised over $160,000, and helped two dozen families. Our very own Dave Dorson, a Chamber Energizer and owner of Expresso Lube, organizes the event. This year it's been announced the fundraiser will be on Friday, April 27, so mark your calendars!
Tickets to the event, which includes live entertaiment and a meal of unlimited crawfish, potatoes and onions, is usually $25 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-11. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Expresso Lube and the Chamber. We'll let you know when they go on sale!
Brenda Kirk is a writer with over two decades of journalism experience.