Marysville Kiwanis goes big with ‘Crabtoberfest’

  • Friday, August 2, 2019 10:31am
  • Life

MARYSVILLE – For many years the Marysville Kiwanis Club has lacked the big fundraiser other local service organizations have.

But not any longer.

The club is having its first Crabtoberfest from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Marysville Opera House.

Club president Steve Powell said they have talked about such an event for a while, but this year finally decided to go for it.

“We want to raise more money to provide scholarships for graduating Marysville students,” Powell said. “We especially want to help those who are underserved and those who do a lot of community service, which is what we are all about.”

Club member Doug Buell took the lead on the effort after making connections with a crab provider.

The event is all-you-can-eat Alaskan king crab. Dinner also will include pasta, garlic bread, cole slaw and more, along with beverages of coffee, tea, water and pop. Beer and wine also will be available for purchase. Beer mugs with the first unique Crabtoberfest logo will be sold.

The event promises to have an Octoberfest feel, like something that would happen in Leavenworth. Buell encourages participants to wear their favorite Bavarian hat and clothes. Music and dancing in that same style are planned.

Door prizes, a silent auction, Crab Cash drawings and a dessert dash also are planned.

The classic rock band Aardvarks United will perform during the second half of the event.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 after Sept. 12 and at the door, if there are any available.

They can be purchased online at www.marysvillekiwanisclub.org, at The Marysville Globe office or from any Kiwanis member.

More in Life

Marysville Food Bank volunteers unload donated items from the Tulalip Tribes. (Courtesy Photo)
Marysville, Arlington receive food donations from restaurants

The Tulalip Tribes closing their gaming facilities due to the coronavirus has… Continue reading

Briefly

Red Curtain cancels play MARYSVILLE – Red Curtain has canceled its May… Continue reading

Katelyn Leary, Jimena Yanez and Grace Kyser.
Marysville Strawberry Festival court named

MARYSVILLE – Katelyn Leary, Jimena Yanez and Grace Kyser were named senior… Continue reading

Both Students of the Month from MG want to be doctors

Marysville Getchell seniors Divine Grace Bayya and Colton Lindstrand are the March… Continue reading

Hoops for Hope a fun fundraiser for special needs students

MARYSVILLE – We are still working on the story for the Hoops… Continue reading

Selena Tedford and her design for one of the banners. (Courtesy Photo)
AHS students make metal banners for city light poles

ARLINGTON - Students in Arlington High School’s Advanced Manufacturing class are teaming… Continue reading

Maleia Kicking Woman receives a blanket from tribal members Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo)
4 Native American students in Marysville receive awards

MARYSVILLE – Four students won Indigenous Education awards at the quarterly breakfast… Continue reading

8 local students win Arlington Rotary Club awards

ARLINGTON - Eight middle and high school students from the Arlington, Lakewood… Continue reading

Cecily (Karli Reinbold) falls for the dashing Algernon (Kennan Miller) in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” (Courtesy Photo)
It’s important to be Earnest in Wilde’s Victorian satire

MARYSVILLE – Oscar Wilde’s ”The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy… Continue reading

Bennett, Severn of M-P February Students of the Month

MARYSVILLE – Alexis Bennett and T.J. Severn of Marysville-Pilchuck High School are… Continue reading

Krista Longspaugh
Briefly

MARYSVILLE - Marysville Fire District’s first career woman firefighter will retire Friday… Continue reading

Folks check out the Miracle House for homeless families. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Help for homeless families available in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – About 508 students in the Marysville School District were homeless… Continue reading