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Delta State Alumni Association Spices It Up Again with Annual Bolivar County Alumni Chapter Crawfish Boil on April 11

By April 4, 2019Alumni, Foundation, Press Releases
2018 Bolivar County Alumni Chapter Crawfish Boil

Join hundreds of Green and White faithful for good eatin’, toe-tappin’ music, and friendly visitin’ at the annual Bolivar County Alumni Chapter Crawfish Boil. Hosted by the Delta State University National Alumni Association, the family-friendly tailgating-type event will take place at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 11 on the lawn of the Walter Sillers Coliseum on the DSU campus.

On the menu: crawfish and BBQ. Children age 12 and younger eat free pizza courtesy of Domino’s. Kids also can play in bounce houses. The musical lineup: Cleveland Central High School Jazz Band at 5:30 PM and The InsideOut Band, covering classic soul and rock, at 6:30 PM. The king and queen of the crawfish boil will be announced at 6 PM.

Proceeds benefit the Liza Vaughn Memorial Scholarship. Awarded annually to incoming Delta State students from Bolivar County, the scholarship, formerly known as the Bolivar County Alumni Chapter Scholarship, is named for former Assistant Alumni Director Liza Jordan Vaughn who lost her battle with cancer in April 2012. Students receive $1,000 scholarships. For more information about the Liza Vaughn Memorial Scholarship, go online to

“I want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy a fun-filled evening with your Bolivar County DSU family in support of a great cause to benefit future Statesmen,” said Shane Howell ’06, president of Bolivar County Alumni Chapter.

To purchase crawfish tickets–$25 apiece—or BBQ tickets—$10 apiece—go online to at

Participants also can purchase raffle tickets for a custom-made DSU cornhole set and a custom-made coffee table. There also will be drawings for various items donated by local businesses.

“We cannot wait to see all of our wonderful alumni and friends from Bolivar County,” said Amanda Robinson, interim alumni director. “This event could not be possible without the help from our incredible volunteers and sponsors throughout the community.”

This year’s sponsors include: Ace Hardware, Advance Physical Therapy, Backdraft, Baxter, Boyle Lumber, Byrd Service Station, Carr Law Firm, Children’s Dental Clinic, Cleveland State Bank, Crustaceans Crawfish, Delta Health Center, Delta Magazine, Delta Maids, Delta Radio, Denton’s Dairy, Dominos, Eley/Barkley, Guaranty Bank, Hadonica’s Photography, Joe Reed and Company, Inc., Kirk Brothers of Cleveland, Mallette Furniture, McNeer Mini Storage, Mississippi Grounds, Mississippi Life and Health, Mod + Proper, Needle Specialty Products, Papa Roc’s, Planters Bank, Premier Sports, PT Brokers, Radio Cleveland, RES Roy Collins Construction, The Bolivar Commercial, The Image Specialist, and Wade Incorporated.

Follow all event details on the Facebook page at or contact the Alumni Association at or 662.846.4660.

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