• Paradise Rotary Crab Feed 2020: A Sold-Out Success

    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

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  • PARADISE ROTARY CLUB HELPS CREATE THE PARADISE PARADE OF FLAGS

    Displaying the American Flag on the main streets of Paradise on selected holidays is a long standing tradition. It’s called the Parade of Flags. This year’s Parade of Flags required extra generosity and effort. Housed in the Paradise Elk’s Lodge, the inventory of Flags were destroyed in the Camp Fire. Replacement Flags arrived soon, however, led by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the local chapter of E Clampus Vitas produced additional Flags and the Rotary Club of Paradise purchased more. The new Flags were unpacked and attached to flag poles by “Clampers,” Elks, and Rotarians on June 30th. When the big day came, an ample crew of Rotarians, Clampers and others happily created a Parade of Flags on Skyway.

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  • Paradise Rotary Awards Mini Grant to Paradise Elementary School Kindergarten Classes

    Over 100 Paradise Elementary Kindergarten students and their teachers gathered last Friday to receive a grant from the Rotary Club of Paradise and the Paradise Rotary Foundation for their Classrooms. Making the presentation were Paradise Foundation Board Members Trudi Angel and Larry Hartt along with fellow Rotarian Robert DiPietro. Shown with the four Kindergarten teachers at Paradise Elementary Mrs. Levin, Mrs. Gonzales, Mrs. Fanning, Mr. Caldwell, and Mrs. Holzwarth and their Principal Debbi Davis.

    The $1200.00 grant is a part of an annual grant that focuses on a different elementary grade each year starting in 2012 with the 5ht grade and now Kindergarten. In all the 6 year program has provided over $24,000 for Paradise classrooms. Funds for the grants are raised through generous donations from Rotarian’s and community members along with various fund raising events such as the Fabulous Rotary Crabfeed held in February at the Paradise Veterans hall and Wings and Wheels held in September at the Paradise Airport.

    Tickets for this event are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wheels-wings-classic-car-show-…

    Paradise Rotary “Community Leaders in Action”

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Paradise Rotary Club Helped CreateThe Parade of Flags on July 4th

Members of the Rotary Club of Paradise assisted in the placement of American Flags on Skyway on July 4th. This was the first Parade of Flags after the Camp Fire.