By Emily Banks Wooten
Polk County Cares will host its 10th annual crawfish shrimp boil Feb. 11 at the Polk County Commerce Center to benefit Center of Hope Cancer Support and F.A.I.T.H. Military Support Group.
Polk County Cares is a 501(c)3 organization that puts community donations to work in the community. Its purpose is to raise funds to be distributed to qualifying non-profit organizations within Polk County.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with beer and wine available for purchase. All you can eat boiled crawfish and shrimp will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and a raffle. The live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person or a table for eight may be purchased for $500. Naskila Casino is the presenting sponsor and there are numerous additional sponsorship opportunities. A $500 bronze sponsorship receives a table for eight and recognition on social media and local press. A $750 silver sponsorship receives the above plus a sign outside the event, name on the sponsor list at all tables and eight drink tickets. A $1,000 gold sponsorship receives all of the above plus 16 drink tickets. A $2,000 platinum sponsorship receives two tables for eight in a premium location and all of the above plus food served at tables, signs inside and outside the event and 32 drink tickets. A $3,000 diamond sponsorship receives three tables for eight in a premium location and all of the above plus name on T-shirts and 48 drink tickets.
There will be two raffle items available – a Louis Vuitton designer purse and a whole processed steer. Raffle tickets are $10 apiece.
Proceeds from the event will be split three ways with a third going to Center of Hope Cancer Support, a third going to F.A.I.T.H. Military Support Group and a third going to Polk County Cares to be distributed to other local charities to be determined by the Board of Directors of Polk County Cares.
Last year’s event grossed over $83,000.