It’s Crawfish Time … South Texas Country Style!

Mon Feb 11, 2019





06:20 PM


Article by: Melinda Eddleman

It’s crawfish time, again! The Del Mar College (DMC) Foundation and Trustee Emeritus Bernie Paulson are “rounding ‘em up” for the 11th Annual “Bernie’s Famous Crawfish Boil” scheduled Thursday, March 28, to raise funds for DMC student scholarships.

The Foundation’s signature fundraising event promises one boot scootin’ evening featuring a South Texas Country flair with local favorite John Eric and an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil that would make anyone east of the Texas-Louisiana border envious.

The event runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Concrete Street Old Market Pavilion, 717 Power Street. Other activities include a silent auction, a stilt-walker, caricatures, face painting, a photo booth and more.


In 2018-2019, the Foundation has given out more than $1.7 million in scholarships thanks to the generous donors and sponsorships for events like Bernie’s Crawfish Boil. Participants really do change lives and make a difference for our students by supporting the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Mary McQueen, Executive Director of Development/DMC Foundation

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In 2018, the DMC Foundation awarded scholarships to 1,614 students.

View highlights from the 2018 Crawfish Boil below:

For participants planning to attend, the menu includes crawfish, shrimp and sausage, along with all the fixings (veggies), and tea, sodas and an open bar. Individuals are asked to purchase tickets or RSVP by Thursday, March 21.

Individual tickets are $200 per person. Tables of eight and scholarship sponsorships are also available starting at $1,500. Proceeds from this event benefit the DMC Foundation General Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the crawfish boil, ticket purchases or sponsorships, contact the DMC Foundation at 361-698-1317 or

Online information and access to ticket and sponsorship purchases are also available at

Currently, the DMC Foundation is accepting applications through April 30 for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more and to apply, visit

Check out the 2019 Public Service Annoubncement produced by DMC TV: