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29th Annual Crawfish Boil to spice up campus life

by Jeremy Priddy, intern, communications and marketing last modified Apr 08, 2014 02:56 PM

The Annual Crawfish Boil, a spring rite of passage at the University of Louisville, returns this year with the theme “Viva la Boil.”

29th Annual Crawfish Boil to spice up campus life

Organizers plan to serve up some 650 lbs. of crawfish for Friday's 29th Annual Crawfish Boil.

The event, which is held the same night as the spring football game, will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Red Barn and is expected to draw hundreds of students, employees and alumni.      

Stuart Neff, coordinator for special projects for student involvement, described it as one of the university’s longest running social events.

“The Fryberger Sing and the Homecoming Court Celebration may have seniority, but the Crawfish Boil is not a performance and not a ceremony, but a gathering of the tribes, a spring celebration by the young and the old, students and faculty, strangers and alums.  The Boil brings everyone together to celebrate spring and the closing of another academic year,” said Stuart Neff, coordinator for special projects for student involvement.

Crawfish with lemon, polish sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob and onions will be served. Side dishes include red beans and rice.

“There’s nothing quite like a scarlet crawdad, or several hundred pounds of them, to bring people together and keep them talking,” Neff said.

For $5, attendees can eat all the crawfish they want. And there should be plenty to go around – organizers have ordered about 650 pounds of crawfish to feed the hungry crowd.

 

The Crawfish Boil is sponsored by the Red Barn Alumni Association and Student Activities Board. Proceeds from the event go to Red Barn scholarships and programs through the RBAA.

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