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Crawfish for a cause

Angie Frederickson
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Mary Elizabeth Hand, Susan Finnegan, Scotty Finnegan, John Shaeffer, Lisa Magness, Christiana McConn, and Tricia Britt

Mary Elizabeth Hand, Susan Finnegan, Scotty Finnegan, John Shaeffer, Lisa Magness, Christiana McConn, and Tricia Britt (Photo: Andi Valentine)

The 12th annual Crack ‘em for a Cause crawfish boil raised $187,000 for the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center (NFCC). Held at the Memorial Trail Ice House, the outdoor all-you-can-eat event featured crawfish, face painting for kids, and plenty of music. The NFCC is named for Nick Finnegan, the late son of founders Susan and Bill Finnegan, and was created to provide high-quality, affordable mental health services. Event host John Shaeffer, owner of Memorial Trail Ice House, grew up spending summers with Nick Finnegan at Camp Longhorn in Burnet, Texas. He worked together with another childhood friend, NFCC’s executive director Mary Elizabeth Hand, to honor Nick’s legacy. Pictured are (from left): Mary Elizabeth Hand, Susan Finnegan, Scotty Finnegan, John Shaeffer, Lisa Magness, Christiana McConn, and Tricia Britt.

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