The Newark Rotary
Club is preparing to host a crab and pasta feast at the Newark Pavilion in
November to raise funds for local charities.
David Zehnder, president elect of the Newark Rotary Club, said they are planning to bring in more than 2,200 pounds of crab for the feast.
“They’ll be delivered cracked, cooked, and ready to go,” Zender told Patch.
Last year, about 600 people bought tickets to the annual “Crab and Pasta Feed,” which is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. More than $30,000 was raised, according to the club’s website.
Tickets are $40 and include fresh crab, pasta, salad and bread sticks, he said. There will also be a live auction, and a prize raffle at the event.
Proceeds go to fund international humanitarian projects throughout the year, as well as grants to nonprofit organizations. The club purchased a sprayer for the city’s graffiti abatement program with some of last year’s funds, Zehnder said.
Some of the organizations the club has supported in the past include the Viola Blythe Community Services Center, Newark Memorial High School, and the Newark Days celebration.
The event is being timed to coincide with the first day of Dungeness crab
season, which begins on
November 2 in California, he said.
The Newark Rotary Club Crab and Pasta Feed starts at 5 p.m. on November 23 at the Newark Pavilion, located at 6430 Thornton Avenue in Newark, California.
To get tickets, call (510) 578-4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org