Last night was the sixth annual crab feed fundraiser for our local fire station, Kenwood Fire Protection District.
|This was just one seating of two. Lots of crab fans!|
There are lots of volunteer fire department crab feeds in this part of California. Dungeness crab is plentiful at the nearby coast. Holding a crab feed is a great way to bring a community together and raise money for volunteer departments.
Our local department bought 1300 pounds of crab in Bodega at the crack of dawn Saturday morning to feed close to 300 guests Saturday night.
|Tori giving the crab a thumbs up!|
We also served barbecued oysters, sourdough bread, Caesar salad and cookies for dessert.
|Firefighters hard a work barbecuing oysters|
Bill, my husband, has been chief of our small town’s fire department for nearly a year. This was his first time in this role at the crab feed and I think he, along with all the many helpful and hard-working volunteers, did a great job.
Other helpers included my stepson, his girlfriend, my stepdaughter, Tori, and her cousin. They pitched in by serving crab and selling drink tickets.
|A quick photo with Tori before the crowds arrived.|
For the previous five crab feeds, I served wine and beer at the bar. But now that I’m the chief’s wife, Bill gave me another job as mingler. Instead of playing bartender, I spent the evening talking to people, so much so, my voice became strained and scratchy halfway through the night.
It was a fun evening shared with lots of great people, both volunteers and patrons. It was also a pretty late night. We didn’t sit down to eat our crab and salad dinner until 10:30!
Now for the Visible Monday part:
At last year’s crab feed, I wore black. But this year, I decided to go red.
I wore red Gap skinny pants with zippered pockets, a black long sleeved top, black blazer, and pointy-toed pumps.
I brought a pair of ballet flats with me just in case my pumps bothered my feet. But they didn’t and that’s saying something because I didn’t sit down for a solid 5 1/2 hours.
These shoes are not only comfortable but they are a great price. And they come in lots of great colors. I highly recommend them.
With the zippered detail on the pants, I was careful when accessorizing. To me, the zippers themselves were accessories and I didn’t want a busy look. I chose two delicate chains that I wear on most days, my watch and a couple of bracelets.
This bracelet always gets compliments. It’s from Stella and Dot and gives me the effect of having lots of bracelets on without having to actually wear lots of bracelets. And they’re not noisy like bangles can be when you stack them. I don’t like noisy jewelry; a little pet-peeve of mine.
I have really gotten my $98 out of this jacket by Gibson. I like how the back hangs down a little lower than the front.
Spaghetti feeds? Cake walks? Barbecues?
How do you feel about noisy jewelry?