It was a Raginí Cajun good time Thursday as locals converged on City Hall at City Limits for the Cross Timber Fine Arts Councilís biggest fundraising event of the year.

The Seventh Annual Raginí Cajun Crawfish Boil served up true Cajun cuisine, including fresh crawfish, shrimp, sausage, corn, red potatoes and jambalaya, prepared by head chef Ben Cornish and his gang.

Accordion master Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones entertained the crowd and made the Cajun celebration complete as Ponty spoke a little Creole and the band performed Zydeco music.

Familiar faces from across the county donned their Mardi Gras-inspired garb and served up the feast as celebrity waiters and waitresses while others donned their finest attire to usher partygoers to their seats.

Tips and ticket sales will fund the promotion of the arts in the Cross Timbers and surrounding areas.

Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council is a non-profit fine arts presenter organization aimed at enriching and enhancing the artistic environment of the area and making cultural activities accessible to all citizens. CTFAC is a volunteer driven organization governed by a board of 15 directors.

Each year CTFAC sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events that include music, theater, dance and art exhibits, as well as childrenís theater, youth concerts, art camps and public school Art-in-Education programs, many of which serve rural schools in the eight-county service area.

Counties served by CTFAC include Erath, Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Hamilton, Hood, Palo Pinto and Somervell.

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