2012 CRAB FEED

by Jeff Quon

On Saturday, February 25, the Wa Sung Community Service Club held its 4th annual Crab Feed at the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club. I see the event evolving, from a scholarship fundraiser to more like a family reunion. Members, friends and family from far and near gather to celebrate more than the Dungeness crab. Fun, food and laughter warm the auditorium, and the sense of community spirit sparks the event. The support of the attendees (363), smiles of the youth volunteer groups and the "Can Do" attitude of our own members made the event an unqualified success. It was interesting to see that most of the guests shared a common link: from attending same previous events or knowing same members, so it was a reunion of sorts. There was a buzz of electricity in the air, energized by the cheers of the Boy Scouts. Monies raised help fund our scholarships, and educational and community service programs. It is gratifying to know that despite the tough economic climate, higher prices for crab and fewer sponsors; we were able to generate our highest revenues yet. Congratulations to those who promoted and sold tickets for this successful event and our many volunteers who made the event possible.

This year's crab feed offered some the best-tasting crab we have had in years, supplied by JP Seafood of Alameda. The menu also included excellent pasta, salad and garlic bread. Garrienne Nakano's baby back ribs offered a delicious alternative choice to those landlubbers. Table service was provided by Alameda Boy Scout Troops 3 & 11, and Castro Valley Troop 626; and kitchen help by Stockton's Girl Scout Troop 1486. Raffle ticket sales were handled by the Castro Valley High School Interact Club. All of these young people provided great community service.

Food, fun and service to the community, all at the same time, who could ask for more? Join Wa Sung next year, February 23, 2013, at the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club for our 5th annual crab feed!