|Published:||Aug 30, 2010 3:50 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 30, 2010 12:52 AM EDT|
ESTERO, Fla. - Hundreds showed up for a N'awlins style feat at the Grape Restaurant to remember Hurricane Katrina and raise money for Gulf relief efforts.
Shrimp & craw-fish covered the plates, and zydeco and Cajun music filled the air at the Grape Restaurant in Estero Sunday night.
The event fell on the 5th anniversary of hurricane Katrina, and helped raise money towards cleanup efforts on the Gulf coast.
"The Shrimp & Craw-fish Boil is an event dedicated to the distressed areas of our beloved Gulf Coast," said Joseph Sofia, owner of The Grape at Coconut Point.
“We are very excited to be able to donate funds to the rescue and restoration of the environment.”
Abita Beer, a Louisiana-based beer, recently established ‘SOS – A Charitable Fund’ and donated 75¢ of each SOS bottle sold to assist with the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive the disastrous oil spill.
"I guess its just something you'll never get over, i've visited the city a couple of times since then and unfortunately there still is a lot of devastation," said Lisa Hatch, who grew up near New Orleans.
The event raised nearly $3,000.
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