Rotary Crab Fest Draws Record Crowd Sunday Night

Participating in the Rotary Crab Fest Dinner are members of the Japan National Swim Team with LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt, LAHS National Honor Society students Ali Berl and Lauren TenCate who both swim for the Pajarito Aquatic Club, LAHS basketball player and National Honor Society student Nick Baker, Japan Head Coach Kaneko, Rotarian Bill Hudson and Assistant Coach Nakamura. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Senior Vice President Jill Cook of Los Alamos National Bank, the Crab Fest’s major sponsor, donated her talents as auctioneer for the 3rd annual fundraiser at Central Avenue Grill Sunday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Linda Anderson with Crab Fest Chair Skip King, Linda King and Donnie Torries. King said last year’s event raised nearly $11,000 and with Sunday’s record-breaking turnout, he anticipates exceeding that amount. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Incoming Rotary President Linda Hull with her husband Bob Hull of Los Alamos Technical Associates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From Left, Superintendent Gene Schmidt, LANL’s Associate Director of Engineering Steve Girrens and wife Council Chair Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Paul Cook with son Connor. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Japan National Swim Team members work out twice a day at the Aquatics Center and every other day at LA Fitness to prepare for the upcoming Olympics. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Tony Chan entertains during the Crab Fest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-Los Alamos Financial Director Lisa Wismer with husband County Councilor Mike Wismer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Steve Ciddio with his sister Jacque. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Farm’s Lou Santoro with his wife Pat. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Breaking previous attendance records, more than 150 people attended Sunday night’s 3rd annual Crab Fest. The event raises money for educational and other charitable endeavors. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Queen Crab Melissa Metcalf with Little Prince Crab Lance Metcalf. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Crab Fest Chair Skip King presents a banner to Japan National Swim Team Head Coach Kaneko. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Chair Sharon Stover with Gary Ahlers and wife Joan Ahlers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The crab Fest mascot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

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