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2019 Bolivar County Crawfish Boil by the Numbers

The 2019 Bolivar County Alumni Chapter Crawfish king and queen: Dr. James R. Robinson '66 and Eloise Stratton Walker ’50, wife of the late Hugh Ellis Walker.

More than 300 people attended the Bolivar County Alumni Chapter Crawfish Boil on April 11.

Here are some delectable numbers about the menu for the down-home event, which was hosted by the Delta State University National Alumni Association and took place on the lawn of the Walter Sillers Coliseum on the DSU campus.

Servings included:

  • 14,000+ pounds of crawfish
  • 396 ears of corn
  • 150 pounds of potatoes
  • 80 pounds of sausage

Also on the menu: barbecue. Children were treated to free Domino’s Pizza and ice cream courtesy of Denton Dairy.

Singer/guitarist Chris Boykin ’12 and Cleveland Central High School Jazz Band performed. Eloise Stratton Walker ’50, wife of the late Hugh Ellis Walker, was named the Crawfish Boil queen, and Dr. James Robinson ’66 was named the Crawfish Boil king.

Lindsey Steadman, Anna Carolyn Lott, and Andres Becerril Nieves each received a $1,000 Liza Vaughn Memorial Scholarship.

This year’s Liza Vaughn Memorial Scholarship recipients, left to right: Lindsey Steadman, Andres Becerril Nieves, and Anna Lott.


“We always look forward to this event,” said Aimee Robinette, alumni engagement coordinator. “We have our volunteer base that knows how to slow cook Boston butts to perfection and are, in fact, award-winning pitmasters. Our sponsors come out and not only eat, but also help serve. We couldn’t do this without them. The crawfish boil is a family-friendly event, one that we hope to continue for many years to come.”

Delta State University President William N. LaForge ‘72 speaks to the audience about current events and exciting renovations on campus.


Miss Delta State University Chesney Mardis, an exercise science graduate student, signs autographs at the event.