This year’s event raised approximately $23,000 dollars to help cancer patients and survivors in the area, including the two primary beneficiaries, Becky Bonds and Kathy Green.
Both women became emotional as they received their checks, expressing appreciation to the two businesses and the community for the support. Crump and Bill and Carol Frey, who own Cafe Bill’s, also became emotional during the presentation, which was the first of its kind since their son, Bill Frey III, passed away last year.
Bill Frey III and Crump started the event six years ago after several women in their families battled breast cancer.
Each year they pick one or more women in the area to donate the funds raised to, to help with medical bills, household bills or whatever need they may have.
“I hope we get to do it again next year,” Crump said. “It just gets bigger and better every year.”
This year they cooked and sold 500 pounds of crawfish and 300 pounds of shrimp, which Crump said was the largest turnout since the event’s inception.
As the women thanked them, Bill Frey said the real accolades belong to the community who support the event every year.
“The whole community did this,” Frey said. “All these people donated their time and support.”