For more than 20 years, the Yachats Lions Club has held an “all the crab you can eat” event. The annual trek to Yachats to eat Dungeness crab is a tradition for families and groups from across Oregon and Washington.
Like last year, this year’s Crab Feed will be take-out meals only. They will consist of one whole local crab, coleslaw and homemade bread. Meals will be available for pickup (scheduled times) on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Lions Hall, 344 Fourth St., Yachats.
The $30 per person tickets can be purchased online at yachatslionsclub.org People can select a pickup time and order as many meals as they like. They can also buy extra crab along with the purchase of a meal. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Yorks, coordinator of this year’s Crab Feed, said, “We get great support from the community and local businesses in Yachats, Waldport and Newport. South Beach Fish Market cooks and cleans the best tasting local crab you ever ate. Last year, we sold over 200 meals and were sold out in early January. We have increased the number of meals we can sell, but expect sales to be strong.”
All proceeds from the annual Crab Feed fundraiser support Lions community service projects, including scholarships to graduating seniors, food pantries, the preschool and after school programs of Yachats Youth and Family Program, South Lincoln Resources programs and eyeglasses for children and adults.
With the motto “We Serve,” the Yachats Lions Club is celebrating 71 years of service to Yachats and south Lincoln County. The Yachats Lions Thrift Store, located at 236 Fourth St., has served the community for more than 40 years.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with a network of 1.3 million men and women in more than 200 countries and geographical locations.