Vidor Rotarians to host Third Annual Cajun Music Night

Published 11:30 am Saturday, February 10, 2018

To The Leader


Vidor Rotary Club will host Cajun Music Night on Saturday, February 17 at Benoit’s Louis Hall on Highway 12. This is the third year for the event, which raises funds for scholarships to graduates from Vidor schools. “This year, it’s especially important that we provide good scholarships,” says Vidor Rotary Club president Sally Andrews. “We have so many families who have been displaced or who have had to spend extra money repairing homes that we know providing college for their youth will be harder than ever. We encourage the public to spend the $10 ticket price and come out to support this great cause.”

Indeed, tickets are only $10 for gumbo, rice, crackers and potato salad, in addition to an evening of dancing to music from the Dallas Ramblers. The event, held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., also features a cupcake sale, many with some neat prizes attached. “We will also have a wine pull, which was a lot of fun last year,” says Andrews. “For a $25 donation, patrons can choose a decorated cork. It matches a mystery bottle of wine. So when you purchase a cork, you have no clue what wine you will get. It’s always fun watching folks get their wine.”

The Rotarians also host a silent auction at the event. This year there are a couple of casino nights with dinner, a framed and autographed Emmitt Smith jersey, lots of restaurant gift cards, a really great Moody Gardens package, some crafty items for the home, and a quilt.

“This year, Rotarian and Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll is donating Rocky the Pirate, our new K9 officer, to be auctioned for a kid’s birthday party. So folks may want to come out and bid on that because it’s not every day you get the police dog at your party!” adds Andrews. “We encourage people to come out, enjoy an evening, forget their troubles, kick their heels up or just sit and visit, and support the fine work of Vidor Rotary Club.”