Los Alamos Rotary Crab Fest Breaks Record

Jim O’Donnell, center, enters the bidding battle during the live auction portion of Saturday’s annual Rotary Club Crab Fest fundraiser at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall on DP Road. The event broke the organization’s previous attendance record by selling out at 240 people despite the winter storm. Crab Fest Chair Skip King reported today that the event raised in excess of $18,000, which will go toward the purchase of picnic tables for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School honor students participate as servers in Saturday’s Crab Fest fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard with her daughter. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

County Councilor and Rotarian Susan O’Leary, left, and her husband Tim O’Leary. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Katy Korkos, standing, with longtime friends Sonia Killeen and her husband Jack Killeen who heads LANL’s pro force operations. Los Alamos artist Karen Wray is at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Steven Girrens and wife, Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Raising a glass at Crab Fest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Rotary Club President Troy Hughes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Mandy Marksteiner with daughter Ella and husband Quinn Marksteiner enjoy crab and shrimp although Ella seems to like the tongs best. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Auctioneer and Rotarian Mike Lippiatt makes his pitch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

The Crab Fest crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Peggy Durbin checks out her card for the upcoming contest, while Eric Ferm laughs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Patrons at the beverage counter. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Christine Windle and Gary Doolin look over Silent Auction items. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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