The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 are breaking in their new building on Kimmerling Road with a crab feed Jan. 20.
Cocktails are 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. with all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, shrimp, clam chowder, salad and garlic bread.
After hosting their annual fundraiser in the CVIC Hall and at St. Gall in prior years, vice president Jim Plamenig is looking forward to hosting it in their new lodge building.
"It has a very large commercial kitchen. It's more convenient and economical, and easier to set up and break down having it in our own place," he said. "There's a lot of camaraderie. It's a fun time for all, and a chance to christen our new lodge."
Last year, 265 people consumed more than 600 pounds of the tasty crustacean with the proceeds going back into the community.
The Elks use the money raised to support college scholarships, seniors, veterans and other activities such as the summerfest carnival.
"The crab feed is a good social event for our community and helps support the lodge which in turn supports the community," Plamenig said. "If you don't mind getting a little dirty breaking open the crab, come on out. A lot of people who like crab will enjoy this. You can eat till you drop."
He also added that bibs will be provided, but if you have an extra hammer for the shells be sure to bring it along.
The crab and shrimp are shipped in fresh from California, and the meal is prepared by volunteer cooks.
Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Sunday so organizers know how much food to buy. No payments will be accepted at the door.
Checks made out to Tahoe Douglas Elks can be sent to 2647 Fawn Fescue Court, Minden, NV, 89423 c/o Jim Plamenig.
For more information, call Plamenig at 267-9205.