A group of friends (including both Iowa natives and Louisiana transplants) wanted to have a crawfish boil. But they wondered...what if we invite more people, have more fun, and support children and empower families in our community? So that's what we did! 

Come join this family-friendly, authentic southern crawfish boil with other Louisiana staples - all garnished with Cajun music and family activities like a fortune teller, Mardi Gras mask crafts, and Voodoo doll making tutorials.

Event proceeds will go directly to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). Click here to learn more about how YESS is changing children's lives and empowering families in Iowa.  

To ensure the safety of all attendees, staff, and volunteers, we will follow COVID-19 event planning protocols.                                               


Menu: Crawfish boil (with corn and potatoes), jambalaya, gumbo, hotdogs & chips, and beignets.

Organizing Committee: Megan Feld, Emma Ferguson, Maddie Johnson, Jeff Kappen, Abbie Kingery, Kevin Schlueter, Jacey SmithStephen Smith (Committee Chair) & Vince Ward. 

For more information, contact Zach Rus by email or at (515) 557-2262.