Letter to the Editor: Community Invited to Rotary’s 5th Annual Crab Fest

By LINDA HULL, immediate past president
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for Rotary’s 5th Annual Crab Fest! You are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road. 

This all-you-can-eat crab and prawn dinner, our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is served family-style with coleslaw, beans, rolls, dessert and beverages. (Chicken will be available for those who prefer it.) The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner, primarily prepared by Blue Window Bistro, will be served at 7 p.m. with help from members of the Los Alamos High School Honor Society.

Along with dinner, you’ll be treated to guitar music by Tony Chan, and you’ll have many opportunities to bid on an abundant selection of silent auction items, as well as live auction items, with Jill Cook as auctioneer.

A glimpse at our auctions reveals a Towa golf and overnight package at Homewood Suites; a condo stay at The Village at Steamboat Springs; a Firehouse Station 3 dinner and tour; and spring clean-up by Oasis Landscape.  There will also be a handmade quilt by artist Katy Korkos; antique NM window frame mirrors; fine wines, jewelry and artwork; golf lessons and massage certificates; and gift certificates for ciopinno, filet mignon-prawn, and sushi dinners with wine pairings. There’s even an airplane flight to Taos with Sunday brunch!

Your support of the Crab Fest this year will help us purchase attractive steel-frame picnic tables and benches for the newly-renovated outdoor areas at Los Alamos High School. Proceeds will also benefit student financial awards once again. 

For a lively evening of fun on the Hill for you and your guests, be sure to purchase your Crab Fest tickets ($50 each; reserved tables of 10, $500) at Blue Window Bistro or from any Rotarian. For more information, please call Skip King, Crab Fest chairman 505.662.8832, or me 505.662.7950. We’d love to have your support!