Trinity Falls’ recent Crawfish Boil on the Rue served up 2,200 pounds of crawfish to the approximately 1,500 attendees, but even more importantly, the annual food fest raised more than $1,500 for the North Texas Food Bank.

Held March 9 after being postponed from a week earlier due to weather, the crawfish boil was a Mardi Gras celebration for young and old, said Natalie Rosser, Marketing Director for Trinity Falls.

“Children were awed by the street performers and the balloon artists who created fantastic hats that stood 2 feet tall,” she said. “Many of the adults relaxed on lawn chairs or blankets to eat crawfish and listen to the Moving Colors band. It was a beautiful day and wonderful event.”

Admission to the Crawfish Boil was $1 and several local breweries and wineries offered wine and beer for sale. All proceeds from the event went to the North Texas Food Bank.

“The food bank helps so many people across North Texas, including right here in McKinney,” Rosser said. “A one-dollar donation provides access to three healthy meals, so our donation equals more than 4,500 meals for hungry children and adults. We’re proud to make that impact.”