ABILENE, Texas — Over 700 plates of crawfish were served at the round building on the fair grounds, all to raise money for the Abilene Education Foundation.
"All that money will go back to the students." said Jason Darby, Cajun Fest Chair.
The foundation hopes to raise over $30,000 to help teachers with supplies.
"Teachers give a lot of love to the students every year and we want to give back," Darby said.
According to the National Center for Education, an average student pays over $19,000 for college. If a student chooses to attend a private university, that cost jumps to $40,000 a year.
Funds from the event are also going to help with scholarships for some who graduate from Abilene ISD.
Kids were able to hold the sea creature for the first time and several volunteers came out to help.
"Wonderful cause you can see the folks behind me here it’s well attended." Darby said.
Several bands from Abilene ISD were out to provide entertainment along with bands from Hardin-Simmons and McMurry University.
by Justin Bradshaw , KTXS 12.Copyright © 2019, KTXS 12 ABC News. All Rights Reserved.