A donated bass boat initiated what has become one of Pasadena’s longest-running fundraisers, The Rose Annual Shrimp Boil. Over the last 30 years, it has collected more than $1.5 million for patients in need of breast healthcare. This year the annual event will celebrate its 30th anniversary and will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy. It promises to blend once again the serious business of saving lives with the pure fun of friends and family gathered around a table. The 30th Annual Shrimp Boil will continue the long tradition of shrimp plates with a heaping side of fun. This year attendees can look forward to new games and a new selfie photo wall in addition to the usual great desserts, music, dancing, Kid’s Zone, and auctions that supporters have come to expect. This year’s event is being planned by long-time committee members such as Mark Meeker, Sharon Cho, Judy Pareya and Jennifer Pareya. Auction items range from tickets to see one of Houston’s champion sports teams, fishing trips, weekend getaways, Whataburger for a year, handmade quilts, a hand-painted guitar, wine tastings, golf outings, and other items specially crafted and customized by friends of The Rose. Freddy Cruz from 104.1 KRBE returns to his role as emcee for the third year. Auctioneer Bear Hebert and music to keep guest moving all evening long. Tickets are available in advance for $25 per adult at www.therose.org. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 per adult and $10 per child. Reserved tables for eight people start at $300, and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Tables are expected to sell out this year!