Low Country Boil

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Foundation to help benefit $1K scholarship


Two months ago, Andalusia Football Foundation president Alan Williamson decided that he wanted to put a “face and name” to the foundation that is at the forefront of the new facility being built at Andalusia High School.


Williamson’s answer came in the form of the first ever Low Country Boil next Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Park.


The boil is being presented by the AFF, and proceeds from the event will help benefit a $1,000 scholarship for a football athlete, Williamson said.


“It’s going to go to the senior football player with the highest grade point average,” Williamson said. “The money will be used to go to the college of his choice.”


The first scholarship will be presented from the AFF at the annual awards day a couple days before school lets out for summer by Covington County Probate Judge and board member Ben Bowden, Williamson said.


Crawfish, potatoes, corn and donated Snowden sausage, along with barbecue will be served at the boil. The foundation is bringing in a cook from Baton Rouge, La., to cook the crawfish on the spot, and Jeff Grimes to cook the barbecue, Williamson said.


“It’ll be fresh and hot,” he said.


Tickets are $25 each, and are available at Covington County Bank, Southern Independent Bank and Darby’s Village Pharmacy, or from any foundation board member. There are only 250 available, and they will not be sold at the boil — only in advance.


“The foundation members and their wives will serve the food,” Williamson said. “We’re just looking for a good time. The location’s an excellent outdoor venue. We’ll have lots of picnic tables set up and plenty of room.”


Williamson said the boil will take place the night before Andalusia’s spring football game against Washington County.


“So, we wanted to make it kind of a pre-football event type deal,” he said.


Williamson said tickets have been selling well, and he encourages those interested to buy them now before they run out.


“What I like about this is that people look for stuff different,” he siad. “It’s something to do different.”


The foundation helps the board of education with any funding or moneys that it may need for athletic programs at the schools within the system.