HomeAid Houston has for the fourth consecutive year, been the beneficiary of the DPIS Engineering charity crawfish boil called "Pinchin' Tails for HomeAid Houston". The event raised $30,000 for HomeAid's mission, "to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach".
A tornado and heavy rain early in the evening did not spoil the fun or the recipes for boiled crawfish, jambalaya, etouffee and cocktail sauce that was enjoyed by over 1300 attendees. Over a ton of crawfish was consumed in addition to hot dogs, fajitas, hamburgers, desserts and beverages. Entertainment included a live band and numerous family-friendly games.
"The DPIS Pinchin' Tails for HomeAid event is becoming legendary for its family fun and out- of -this -world flavors," said Patrick Mahan, president of HomeAid Houston. "HomeAid is honored to be selected as the beneficiary for the past four years and we can't thank DPIS, Brannon King, the event chairman, his assistants, all of the sponsors, cooking teams and volunteers who made it so successful."
Sponsors of the event were, On-Target Marketing & Advertising, DPIS Builder Services, Toll Brothers, Data Smart, CastleRock Communities, Boyar Miller, Dupont, Colina Homes, CenterPoint Energy, Builders Post-Tension, IES Residential, Chesmar Homes, 84 Lumber, ACES Builders Warranty, Owens Corning, Suncoast Post-Tension, All My Sons, Weatherization Partners, Ltd., Design Tech Homes, Lennar and Woodforest National Bank.
Winners were: First Place Crawfish, Builders Post Tension; First Place Etouffee, Lennar; First Place Jambalaya, Lennar; First Place Cocktail Sauce, Design Tech and People's Choice Award, IES Residential.
“We are honored to be a part of HomeAid Houston and their mission," said King, vice president of sales and marketing for DPIS. "We support this great organization because of the work they do in providing the homeless dignified housing while they work to get back on their feet. We could not think of a better organization to support within our industry."