Rotary Club's fundraiser 'a great success' for local charities

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Members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast pose with live crawfish at the Cinco de Crawdaddy Bash held by the Destin Rotary Club this past Friday. The event gave part of the proceeds to Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. [SAVANNAH VASQUEZ/THE LOG]

The Rotary Club of Destin held its fifth annual Cinco de Crawdaddy Crawfish Bash fundraiser on Friday. The event raised money for Food for Thought, Harvest House, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Rotary Club’s scholarship funds.

Rotarian Dion Moniz said more than 300 people attended the club's fundraiser. Although the accounting from the event has not been finalized yet, he expects the club raised about $20,000 for local charities.

"The event was a great success," Moniz said.