By Lauren Herndon—
For the past four years, the men of the Beta Sigma chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho have put on a community wide crawfish boil to benefit those affected by multiple sclerosis. This year they will hold the fifth at City Limits on April 7 at 6 p.m.
The meal will consist of crawfish, sausage, potatoes and corn. AGR member Josh DeLoach called the meal “a Southern staple.”
Alpha Gamma Rho President Cody Prinz said the group has pre-sold more than 300 tickets for the event at $10 for one plate, and $12 for all you can eat. Pre-sale has ended however, so tickets will be sold at the door for $5 general admission and $10 for one plate.
“Many people wait to purchase tickets at the door,” Prinz said. “I would expect to see close to 400 people come through the door.”
Prinz also said in the previous two years AGR has raised $2,500 to benefit Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system.
“We are hoping through the help of our sponsors and ticket sales we will be able to donate more than that,” he said.
The cooking team usually starts around 4 p.m.
“In the past, we have cooked 800 pounds of crawfish, plus all of the sausage and corn,” Prinz explained. “Cooking usually lasts the majority of the event so there is a constant supply of freshly cooked crawfish.”
“All of the proceeds benefit the MS foundation,” Prinz said.
Prinz added: “To be able to give back to the MS foundation means more than one can put into words. To be able to hopefully help further research in finding cures or medicine to help find the cure is a great feeling.
“We are glad to be able to be a part of such an outstanding foundation and take part in hopefully improving the lives of those that have MS,” he concluded.
Learn more about MS at www.nationalmssociety.org.