By Habitat ReStore
Do you love crawfish? Do you like to help others? Then dig in and join us for the All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil Saturday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
We’ll have plenty of the critters, as well as red beans and rice, corn, potatoes, bread and drinks – rain or shine. DJ Paul Elkins will be there cranking out the Zydeco and taking requests.
The benefit will help Miss Ruby Green build a new house. At 83, Miss Ruby and her dog Peewee cannot live in their old home and we need help to build her a new one. The sweet lady is a fixture in McKinney, having lived here most of her life and is depending on the community to make her next years safe and healthy.
Collin County Judge Keith Self meets a crawfish
Several years ago, the citizens of McKinney rescued Miss Ruby and moved her into a manufactured home on Lively Hill in east McKinney. Many remember as her old shack and outhouse were demolished, rats and snakes scurried from the debris.
She has loved her Lively Hill home for years, sitting on the front porch to greet her neighbors with her constant companion, dog Peewee. McKinney Community Development Corporation featured the elderly woman as an exceptional citizen in a documentary they prepared showing McKinney’s history and cultural diversity.
Recently, a slow water leak has made her home unlivable. While attempting to stop the leak, mold accumulation was discovered that has necessitated Miss Ruby and Peewee to move in with a neighbor. Her recent bouts with upper respiratory infections may be attributed to the situation in her home.
Habitat has partnered with Rockfish, Panera Bread, McAlister’s Deli, Clyde Geer and Fireman’s Blonde Ale Brewing Company for a night of crawfish and red beans and rice to raise funds for the new house. Miss Ruby will be on hand to meet everyone and thank her supporters.
The event will be held at the ReStore, 2060 Couch Dr., and tickets are available in the ReStore and also on the website, www.ncc-habitat.com.
Miss Ruby Green
Ticket prices are: All you can eat crawfish/red beans and rice – $30 adults; $20 child 5-12. All you can eat red beans and rice – $15 adults; $7 child; prices go up after April 19!