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Solano crab feed extravaganza continues

By From page A2 | January 25, 2013

Solano County’s frenzy of crab feeds continues this coming week, with a handful of new fundraisers added to the roster published Jan. 11, which includes nine upcoming events that are not mentioned below.

Meanwhile, a couple of crab feeds are on the calendar this weekend.

  • The Scarlet Brigade Band will host its 17th annual crab and pasta feed starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. For tickets or more information, call 438-3065.
  • The Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars will have its annual crab feed Saturday with a no-host bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Vacaville, 549 Merchant St. For tickets or more information, call 330-5945, 446-8505 or 365-3114.

The new entries include:

  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will host a crab and pasta feed that starts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the church, 1600 Union Ave. in Fairfield. Proceeds benefit a mission trip to Mexico by youth and adults, during which they build rudimentary homes for those in need. For tickets or more information, call 422-4741 or 344-3325.
  • Doors open for the Vacaville Police Activities League’s ninth annual crab feed at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 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.
  • Grace Episcopal Church’s annual crab feed starts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the church, 1405 Kentucky St. in Fairfield. For tickets or more information, call 386-1644.
  • Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center’s fourth annual crab feed starts at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The meal includes all-you-can-eat bread, salad, pasta and fresh Dungeness crab. For tickets or more information, call 449-8996 or visit www.alphaprc.org.

If your club or organization has a crab feed fundraiser scheduled, and it hasn’t been featured here, drop me an email with the details and I’ll help you get the word out.

Making the grade

Two college students with local ties were recognized recently for academic achievement at their respective universities.

  • Julianna Matthews of Fairfield received academic honors at Darton State College in Albany, Ga. 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.
  • Francisco Huzel of Fairfield made the 2012 fall semester’s dean’s list at the University of Portland. Huzel is a senior who is majoring in philosophy. Students need at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for the dean’s list.

Keep up the good work.

Have some good news to share? Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously 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 fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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