SUISUN CITY — The North Texas Street Business Association kicked off the year with crab feed fundraiser and raffle Saturday evening.
Randy Blankenchip, owner of Texas Roadhouse, cooked up warm crab with hot melted butter, shrimp, pasta and bread. All food was donated by local Fairfield businesses, except for the crab, which was donated by North Coast Fisheries in Santa Rosa.
Local Girl Scouts acted as servers for the evening and raised money of their own through tips and donations.
About 150 people were expected to show up at the event, many of whom are North Texas business owners themselves.
The North Texas Street Business Association uses the funds raised to help revitalize and support the community through advertising, job training programs, workshops and events.
Board member Frani Dimond said the association’s objective is to make North Texas a safe, vital area where children can walk safely down the street, businesses can hold events and the city can hold its parades.
Although there’s room for improvement, Dimond said North Texas has come a long way since the association was founded.
“Why North Texas? I say ‘why not,’ ” she said. “We want to have a parade on our side (of Texas Street).”
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