The Young Professionals of Conway will host the second annual all-you-can-eat Crawfish Boil Jubilee on Friday.
Proceeds raised during the crawfish dinner will benefit Deliver Hope, YPC President Teneicia Roundtree said.
The Young Professionals of Conway is a satellite group of the Conway Rotary Club that gives individuals the opportunity to connect with other professionals out in the community while also providing service opportunities. The group aims at recruiting residents who are 21-40 years old to engage in community events and help provide networking opportunities to further their professional goals.
Hosting the Crawfish Boil Jubilee allows members not only to connect with the community but also to serve a great cause, Roundtree said.
"We chose Deliver Hope because we strongly believe in a common cause," she said. "Both are seeking to inspire the youth of Conway to build roots here and in time to become great leaders of our community."
YPC specializes in professional development, community involvement and social networking for young professionals that are starting off their career and are working their way up and that group members used Saturday’s event to recruit others. The group partners with local nonprofits throughout the year to help educate and provide volunteer opportunities for its members.
The group is teaming up once again with Crawfish Cares to make this event possible. Crawfish Cares is a local group that provides catering services while donating a portion of their earned proceeds to nonprofit organizations.
"This event will serve as [a] fun, exiting way to connect with our community," Roundtree said. "We want this year to be big not only four our organization, but also the Conway area, [because] 2019 is an exciting time to [live by] our mission to inspire, engage and connect with our community like never before."
Last year, the event brought in $1,400.
Tickets for the 2019 Crawfish Boil Jubilee are on sale now at $25 each for adults. Ticket sales will continue through midnight Thursday and will be available for $30 on Friday. Children can eat for $10 and can also choose between hotdogs and hamburgers. Tickets can also be purchased at $80 to cover a family of four.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and will be held at Rogers Plaza next to the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Conway. Organizers said the event is expected to run until 8 p.m.
To purchase tickets for the fundraiser, visit www.ypconway.com or the group's Facebook page.
Roundtree said she was thankful for all of the group's sponsors for helping to make this event possible for a second time.
"We thank our presenting sponsor, Arvest Bank, [our] gold sponsor BlueFocus and the Linck family for their tremendous support," she said.