Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Yachats Lions Club Annual Crab Feed will feature “all the crab you can eat.” The annual trek to Yachats to eat Dungeness Crab is a tradition for families and groups from across Oregon and Washington. For many years, the Yachats Lions have served over 1500 pounds of fresh crab to an average of 500 people at afternoon seatings at the Yachats Commons and the Yachats Lions Hall. The Commons is located on Hwy 101 at the intersection of Hwy 101 and W 4th St. The Lions Hall is on 4th St. one block west of Hwy 101.
The $40. per person tickets may be purchased locally or they may be ordered by mail, email, or phone, indicating time and venue. To order by mail, send to Yachats Lions Crab Feed, P.O. Box 66, Yachats, OR 97498; by E-mail, send to email@example.com; by phone, call Kevin or Peggy, 541-563-5629. Locally, you may purchase tickets at Judith’s Kitchen Tools in downtown Yachats.
Seating is available at the Yachats Commons at 12:30 p.m. and at the Yachats Lions Hall at 4 p.m. The 12:30 p.m. seating is for groups and anyone who may wish to eat early. The Lions have reserved individual groups as large as 36 people at this seating in previous years. The 4 p.m. seating held at the Lions Hall is open to first come first served cafeteria style seating. Some folks like the Lions Hall best as they get a chance to meet new people here.
Debra Novgrod, coordinator of the popular crab feed this year, says, “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’ll ever eat.” Novgrod added, “In addition to all the crab you can eat (until the food is gone) the menu includes coleslaw, French bread, baked beans, coffee, soda, and GREAT FUN!”
All proceeds from the annual crab feed fundraiser support Lions community service projects, such as scholarships to graduating seniors, food pantries, the pre-school and after school programs of the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program, South Lincoln County Resources programs, and eyeglasses for children and adults. Upholding the motto, “WE SERVE,” the Yachats Lions Club is celebrating 68 years of service to Yachats and South Lincoln County. The Yachats Lions Thrift Store, now located across 4th Street from the Yachats Commons, has served our 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. We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it.