Boosters Raise Thousands At Annual Crab Feed

Kayla Beals and Justin Cox

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  Hundreds of members of the Sonoma community busted out their bibs and crab crackers as the SVHS Boosters Club held their annual crab feed event at the Veterans Building, aiming to raise money to support clubs, electives, and sports that are offered at SVHS.

  The event sold out at 320 people and brought in a record $110,000.

Freshman Jack Alcayaga volunteered at the event and stated that “the crab feed was really cool and I was impressed with how much money was raised for SVHS programs.”

  The crab feed began at 5:30 with a cocktail hour and a silent auction. Later, the buffet opened along with a live auction, followed by dancing to end the night. The guests were provided fresh bread, pasta, salad and a total of 1500 pounds of crab were offered.     

  SVHS Boosters vice president Stacey Schoeningh exclaimed, “It was a great night celebrating Dragons!” Roughly 50 students volunteered throughout the evening and contributed to serving tables and waving flags during the live auction.

  Crab feed tickets went on sale Nov. 12, and were sold out a few weeks into January. It is common for the event to sell out quickly each year as members of the community flock to the Veterans Hall to support SVHS.

  Despite the crab feed being an adult event, it is an opportunity for students to volunteer and interact with members that directly support their needs at SVHS. “I had a good time volunteering and I will definitely do it again next year” commented Alcayaga.