On Saturday February 1st, the Rotary Club of Paradise hosted its annual Crab Feed, which is our club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event was a sold-out success, with over $30,000 raised. There was a good feeling in the room as the community celebrated and enjoyed good food, drink, live music, and dancing. The funds raised will be directed towards the rebuilding effort and Paradise projects. There is more to come on those projects soon, so stay tuned to our Facebook page.
The Crab Feed historically has been held in Paradise and on a smaller scale. However, since the Camp Fire, it has been held at the Chico Elk’s Lodge. This was the second consecutive year having the event in Chico. The Elk’s Lodge allows for more guests to be fed and entertained, which has proven to raise more funds for the rebuilding effort on the Ridge.
This year we sold out of tickets in advance of the event. 540 people were seated and fed with delicious crab, tri-tip, and jumbo shrimp, as prepared by our outstanding kitchen staff. Over 70 items were donated from individuals and local businesses to the auction, which brought in $12,500. We had great music from the Lee Side Riders Band. If you’d like to hear more of their music, please visit their website.
The event brought together Rotary District #5160 with a collaborative effort from both the Chico Noon Rotary and Chico Sunrise Rotary clubs. We are grateful for their assistance to support the larger fundraising effort.
The Rotary Club of Paradise works hard to make sure the Crab Feed is an enjoyable evening for all attendees. Thank you for your participation in our biggest fundraiser of the year! We look forward to seeing you next year!
If you have photos or comments to share, please submit a comment using the form below.
The Rotary Club of Paradise extends a special thank you to the following organizations:
- Ridge View Rangers
- Paradise Interact
- Pleasant Valley Interact
- The Enterprise Record
- Kentucky Fried Chicken
- Evan’s Furniture
- Fourleaf, Inc.
- The Galley