CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coastal Bend residents gathered Thursday night at Concrete Street Amphitheater for Del Mar College's signature fundraising event -- Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil.

The annual Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil is more than just enjoying plates of crawfish it held sends deserving Coastal Bend students to college by raising funds for Del Mar College students. 

"A two-year degree, a certificate makes a huge difference to someone's life," said Mary McQueen, executive director of development for Del Mar College. "that makes a difference in how people can live their life and how they can support their families."

For more than ten years, Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil has been a staple for Del Mar College.