POTTSBORO, TX - People came pouring into Pottsboro Saturday for the eighth annual crawfish boil. An annual event meant for good times and to support a serious cause.
This year the Flip-Flop Foundation teamed up with the Children's Advocacy Center of Grayson County to raise funds and awareness for abused children.
"Oh, I think its fantastic. Its really nice of them for them to do this for us," said Martha Nuckles, executive director of Grayson County Children's Advocacy Center.
"We chose them and happened to find the perfect month. April is also child abuse awareness month so it was excellent timing. It was an excellent organization and we're super excited to have them on the team and part of the flip-flop family," said James Barnett, founder of the flipflop foundation.
The Grayson County Children's Advocacy Center has been a part of the community for 10 years. Advocacy center officials say nearly 560 children were abused in Grayson County last year alone. But children everywhere are also affected.
"One-in-four female children is abused and one-in-six, in some capacity, there's some form of abuse and that's just a staggering number number to us... a staggering number," said Barnett.
The event may have had hundreds of people, lots of entertainment and tons of crawfish. But the organizations are hoping to raise even more money to help the children of Grayson county.
"What this means is we're able to pay for the therapy and for the interviews that take place with the children who have been abused. And we've been able to take in more children with those funds," said Nuckles.