Sertoma’s crab feed benefits hot soup program |

Sertoma’s crab feed benefits hot soup program

by Cira Craighead
Nina Snyder of Carson City eats crab at the CVIC Hall in 2012 during the annual Carson Valley Sertoma crab feed.
Shannon Litz file photo |

Once again the Carson Valley Sertoma Club will be holding a crab and tri-tip dinner that will help fund the hot-soup program for the Douglas County Senior Center.

The dinner is 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the St. Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

“This popular fundraiser has been selling out each year as we reached the capacity of the CVIC Hall in Minden,” organizers said. “Last year it sold out about one month before the event, so event chairman, Doug Petersen, and his Sertoma team are moving the dinner to the much larger facility at Saint Gall. The seating capacity will almost double, so there will be less crowding and more time to linger over dessert with friends.”

The hot-soup program, run by Young At Heart, serves soup to about 120 seniors daily, and has been going on for many years.

“Many (seniors) have bad teeth, and for many it’s the only nutrition they get,” said Peterson. “And it brings all of them together every day.”

There will also be a silent auction and a 50-50 drawing added to the evening’s activities.

The dinner menu includes Dungeness crab clusters harvested off the Northern California coast about two days prior to the dinner serving. Prime-cut tri-tip will be served in addition to the crab, along with baked potatoes (with butter, sour cream or chives), salad, dinner rolls, soup, dessert and coffee, tea or water. Wine, beer or soft drinks will be available at the no-host bar.

The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger.

The crab feed usually raises up to $750, all of which goes to funding the hot-soup program.

“We have added the kids pricing this year at $20 each, so families can enjoy this fundraising event together,” organizers said. “Come and enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal with family and friends while you are helping lots of folks here in our special Valley.”

Tickets can be purchased from the Douglas Senior Center or contact Petersen at 782-6349.