The Rotary Club of Destin is sad to announce that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 8th Annual Destin Rotary Cajun Crawfish Bash Charity Fundraiser has been cancelled.
“Working with our sponsors, we decided it would be better to cancel the event versus rescheduling it and risking a lackluster turnout and erosion of our net proceeds for our charities,” said Club President, John Toombs.
However, the Destin Rotary Club’s Crawfish Bash sponsors have generously agreed to donate their sponsorship fees (totaling $19,500!) to the club’s designated charities (Food For Thought Outreach Inc, Harvest House Destin, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast) so those charitable organizations can put the funds to immediate use during this difficult time.
“We therefore want to thank the following sponsors for their selfless generosity: McGill Escrow & Title, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Destin Commons, Institute of Diagnostic Imaging, the Kroeger Mainland Foundation, Destin Life, Beach Community Bank, BBVA, Community Management Associates, Coastal Accounting of NW Florida, Destin Stucco Repair, Emerald Coast Title Services, Gulf Coast Shutters, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC - Florida, Harmony Beach Vacations, Carl & Sally Harris, Hays Companies, Crawford & Sally Jones, Robert LaMotte, Liufau McCall Insurance Group, MidSouth Bank, Les & Julie Sacco Porterfield, The Premier Property Group, Progress Bank, Dave Morrow: Allstate Insurance, and Simple HR,” said Toombs.
Destin Rotary looks forward to getting back on track with the event next year at Mezcal Mexican Grill and Seascape Towne Centre as co-hosts. The new open-air venue at The Towne Centre at Seascape provides a spacious outdoor plaza ideal to capture the famous Louisiana expression, Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!, and provides an event suitable for all ages.
Mark your calendars for May 7, 2021! Destin Rotarians are totally engaged in this fundraiser to help its four local charities whose initiatives are a perfect fit for the club’s mission of eradicating hunger along with educational outreach to empower populations serving youth, special needs and wounded soldiers in our community.
“In the meantime, we hope you all remain safe and healthy,” said Toombs.