Dodie’s Cajun Diner raises big bucks for Angel Campers with 7th Annual Crawfish Fest

Dodie’s Cajun Diner raises big bucks for Angel Campers with 7th Annual Crawfish Fest

ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2021 — The community enjoyed mudbugs and music galore at the Dodie’s Cajun Diner 2021 Crawfish Fest this past weekend. Dodie’s staff served up 1,855 pounds of crawfish and raised more than $6,000 for the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall Angel Camp, which provides day camp activities like swimming, archery and horseback riding for kids with special needs.

A sell-out crowd feasted on all-you-can-eat crawfish, corn, potatoes, jambalaya, red beans and rice and enjoyed live music courtesy The Big Daddy Band. Raffle prizes, giveaways and a special appearance by the Dodie’s mudbug mascot rounded out the fun-filled day.


“The continued support of Dodie’s and the community enable us to serve the youth and families in a variety of ways, including through our Angel Camp,” said Rockwall YMCA Executive Director Clint Elliott. “Thank you Dodie’s for giving us the opportunity to serve these wonderful children.”

Angel Camp creates an environment that allows children with special needs ages 5-12 to explore and create with the support they require. The summer program gives kids with differing physical and intellectual handicaps the opportunity to experience typical day camp activities like archery, riflery (BBs), crafts, swimming, canoeing, group games, and more. For more info contact Angel Camp Director Melissa Cotner at 972-772-9622.

By Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News. Photos by BRN Media.

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