Bacot McCarty Foundation holds Jolly Kick-Off Fais Do Do

In honor of crawfish season, the Bacot McCarty Foundation held a crawfish boil for the Gulf Coast community and helped some local nonprofits at the same time.

There was plenty of Cajun food and music at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center this evening as the Bacot McCarty Foundation held its Jolly Kickoff Fais Do Do to mark the beginning of the foundation’s fundraising season.

The free, adult-only crawfish boil ran from 5:30 until 7:30 and hosted movers and shakers from all across the Gulf Coast.

During the event, the Bacot McCarty Foundation accepted a $150,000 check from the IP Casino and then proceeded to distribute $100,000 to 25 local nonprofit organizations.

After a year of having to scale back on big fundraising events, Bacot McCarty’s Executive Director Todd Trenchard was excited to see community members gather again and have another opportunity to give back. “Well, I think it was really important that we take the lead of the non-profit sector and step up to the plate, bring our non-profit leaders together– let them know that we haven’t forgot them. Maybe show them by giving them a little shot in the arm. But what we’re doing more importantly than that is showing that we can put on events safely and we’ve taken a lot of precautions tonight. It’s been a trying year, but I do believe that we’ll come out of this stronger. We’ve learned some things. It’s a time to re-brand and get rid of the old and build on the new. And so, we’ll be changing some things up. People may be used to one thing and they’re going to see us everywhere.”

Butch Oustalet was announced as the 2021 Jolly chair at the event and will be the face of fundraising efforts for the Jolly season.

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