Crab feeds continue as scholarship season opens
The weekend calendar remains somewhat crowded this month as various community groups plan and complete crab-feed fundraisers across the region, with a couple of new events to add to your calendar. This weekend’s offerings include:
- The Armijo High School Sober Grad Night committee is planning a crab feed from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. For tickets or more information, call 427-1014 or 386-8953.
- The local Knights of Columbus will have a crab feed from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, 2700 Dover Ave. Tickets can be purchased in the church office or by calling 426-4515 or 429-0149.
- Doors open for the Vacaville Police Activities League‘s ninth annual crab feed at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive. All proceeds benefit PAL programs. For tickets or more information, call 469-4013 or visit www.VacavillePAL.com.
New to the roster, in coming weeks, are:
- The Solano Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. plans its fourth annual crab feed fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville. For tickets or more information, contact Sheryl Lea at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gladys Towne at email@example.com.
- Child Haven is hosting its fifth annual crab feed and dessert auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Vacaville Moose Lodge, 6585 Gibson Canyon Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit various Child Haven programs. For tickets or more information, call Child Haven at 425-5744, Noreen O’Regan at 816-8100, or Lesley Snedeker-DePorto at 452-9676.
Dig in, people. The food is great, and you’ll be supporting any number of worthwhile causes.
Julianna Matthews of Fairfield received academic honors at Darton State College in Albany, Ga., the college announced this week.
The Merit List recognizes the achievement of students each semester. In order to be eligible for the Merit List, students must be part-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade-point average.
Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
Since we’re on the topic of college, it’s time for graduating seniors to polish off their resumes and apply for college scholarships.
The Assist-A-Grad Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the class of 2013 in the Fairfield-Suisun area.
Information and applications for local graduating high school seniors are available www.Assist-A-Grad.org.
A total of 165 scholarships from 86 community service groups, businesses and individuals, totaling $125,450, are available through the Assist-A-Grad Foundation, which serves as a local clearinghouse for scholarships.
This is a great program. All college-bound, graduating high school seniors in the greater Fairfield-Suisun area should take the time to apply,
The deadline to apply is March 1.
Speaking of scholarship opportunities, SAFE Credit Union is accepting applications for 10 scholarships valued at $1,000 that will go to college-bound high school seniors.
The application package for is available online at safecu.org. Application packets must be postmarked no later than March 11 and addressed to SAFE Credit Union, attn: Marketing, P.O. Box 1057, North Highlands, CA 95660-1057.
Good luck to all those who apply.
Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.
Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.