Pelham crawfish boil benefiting Shelby County Humane Society

Published 3:54 pm Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pub 261’s annual crawfish boil April 3 is benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society. (Contributed)

Pub 261’s annual crawfish boil April 3 is benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society. (Contributed)

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— To celebrate its anniversary every year, Pub 261 gathers ingredients for a large crawfish boil. This year, co-owner Mike Sarvaunt decided to turn the tradition into an opportunity to give back to the community.

“We always do events for charity and things like that, so this year I said, ‘We’re doing a crawfish boil. Why don’t we benefit the humane society?’” Sarvaunt said.

The annual crawfish boil, celebrating Pub 261’s fifth anniversary, will be April 3 at 2 p.m., and benefits the Shelby County Humane Society.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 with half of the sales going to the humane society. Tickets include a pound of crawfish, corn and potato. On the day of, Sarvaunt said crawfish will be $7 a pound with $1 going to the humane society.

Sarvaunt said the pre-sale tickets make it easier for him to plan ahead for the boil and it allows him to give more to the shelter.

The waitresses at Pub 261 will also be collecting money for a 50/50 drawing where 50 percent of the money will go to the winner and the other half goes to the humane society.

Many times, Sarvaunt said the winner will go ahead and donate the entire cash pot to the charity.

Animals will be available for adoption outside Pub 261, and Sarvaunt said he hopes to have a veterinarian conducting general check-ups.

The event will also feature a live band and T-shirts provided by Turner Promotions.

“We try to be involved in the community to help out,” Sarvaunt said. “I think it’s a good cause. Don’t always be greedy and take what you can. I like to be able to give back.”

Tickets can be purchased at Pelham locations, such as Campy Scotty, Alabama Pet Foods, Steel City Vapes and Jai Rez Salon. Pub 261 is located at 9340 County Road 261.

Sarvaunt said he is looking forward to the event and to celebrating the past five years of Pub 261.

“Things have been great,” Sarvaunt said. “Our customers have been great. We’ve been successful every year and I can’t complain.”