It was a record crowd at the Annual Ed Peveto Memorial Crawfish Boil, Saturday at Jewell Cormier Park.

“There was probably over 350 people at one time today, eating,” said Paul Peveto, nephew of the honoree. He said it was the biggest turnout in a few years. “Maybe it’ll turn into money.”

That’s an understatement considering when the event first started, they raised enough for a $500 scholarship to each a girl and boy athlete attending Orangefield High School. This year, the scholarships were in the amount of $6,000 each, received by Zach Peevey and Olivia Wagner.

Bradley Peveto, son of the famed coach and head coach at Northwestern State University in Louisiana stated there wasn’t any recession in Orangefield when the bid got to $800 for a football package consisting of tickets to a Northwestern Game, room for two in the same hotel as the team, riding on the bus and eating with the team and seats on the sideline at the game.

Paul Peveto and Dr. Ron Risinger were battling for the prize. When the bid got to $800, Coach Peveto decided to offer two trips, each to a different game. Both bidders agreed, bringing a total of $1,600 to the pot.

They were well on their way to raising a tidy little sum for next year’s recipients.

The Senior Little Dribbler’s also held a bake sale at the event to raise money for Nationals again this year. They will be attending in June

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.