- Posted by Lion Mark Steffens, Crab Feast Chairman
On March 13, 2016 Lions Project Canine for Companions (LPCCI) and District 4 C-5 celebrated our 26th annual CRAB FEAST! We had 600 Lions and guests and it was held at the Citrus Heights community center. St. Patrick’s Day was the theme for the event.
It is the largest crab feed in the area. We had over 75 training and service puppies from Canine Companions for Independence with many of them dressed in the St. Patrick’s theme.
There was a separate room filled with raffle and silent auction items. You could also place bids on some wonderful desserts.
Our guests were treated to a sit down all–you-can-eat salad, clam chowder, crab, shrimp and garlic bread dinner, all served by the Leo Lions clubs. It is also the only crab feed where homemade clam chowder is made by a secret recipe from the Sunrise Lions Club.
Special thanks go out to the following clubs: Sunrise Lions Club for the wonderful cooking and has done so for many years; Folsom Lake Lions Club for purchasing the decorations and setting up the ballroom; Pride of Laguna Creek Lions Club for setting up and serving drinks at the bar; Davis Aggies and Golden Spikes Lions Clubs for cleaning the kitchen and washing the many pots, pans and dishes; Embarcadero and Capital Lions Clubs for selling drink and raffle tickets; LEOs, Advisers and Parents from Placerville to Woodland for being our dedicated servers; Roseville Host and Fair Oak Host Lions Clubs for their help and support; and finally, the Gold Rush Chapter of Canine Companions for our amazing raffle and silent auction.
On May 13th LPCCI donated a check for $25,000 to Canine Companions for Independence at their graduation. This check represented a lot of hard work and dedication from our 4-C5 Lions. If you haven’t already had a chance to come, please try to join us for our 2017 feast!