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Local organizations to host fundraising feasts
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Michael Silva, Nick Antrim and Martin Cunha look over hundreds of pounds of deveined shrimp for the annual Turlock Pentecost Association cioppino and crab feed in 2014. - photo by Journal file photo

New Year celebrations have come and gone which means one thing in Turlock: it’s crab feed season.

Those looking to hop from event to event can support a number of causes while enjoying the crab that is prepared differently at each venue. From cold crab at the Police Activities League feed to hot cioppino prepared by the Turlock Pentecost Association, there is something for every crab connoisseur in town.

“It’s an annual event where it’s our way of giving something back to the public,” said Gunner Bruce of American Legion Post 88’s eighth annual crab feed. “We get a lot of people from the public that come through and thoroughly enjoy it each year.”

So warm the butter, grab the special utensils and prepare to help local organizations fulfill their year-round goals by tucking into a feast this crab feed season.



8th Annual Crab and Shrimp Feed at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

The Turlock Rural Fire Department, Kiwanis Club of Turlock, and the Friends of the Fair Foundation are teaming up for their annual Crab and Shrimp Feed. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by calling 668-1333 and at the Fair office.


Turlock Firefighters Crab Feed

The Turlock Firefighters' annual crab feed to benefit the Random Acts of Kindness Fund will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the War Memorial, 247 E. Canal Dr., Turlock.

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat crab and pasta dinner are $40. To order tickets, email:


4th Annual Turlock Police Activities League Crab Feed

The Turlock PAL all-you-can-eat crab feed will take place Jan. 23. at the Turlock War Memorial located at 247 East Canal Dr. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets also include an auction, raffle, photo booth, DJ and dancing, as well as a no-host bar. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at Reed Realty at 5 East Main St., FirstCal Mortgage at 319 Main St., and the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Facilities office at 144 S. Broadway.


American Legion Crab Feed

American Legion Post 88 will hold its annual crab feed at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at 75 Bothun Rd., Turlock. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and wine dinner are $40 each. To reserve tickets, call John Haggstrom at 277-2497 or Gunner Bruce at 485-2297. Tickets can also be picked up at the Legion Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays after 4 p.m.


Turlock Pentecost Association Annual Crab Cioppino

Each year the Turlock Pentecost Association purchases thousands of pounds of crab and fresh seafood for their crab cioppino. Tickets are $50 and festivities begin at 5 p.m.  Feb. 7 at the Turlock Ball Room. There is a no-host bar and dancing. For more information, call 634-3425.


Warrior Athletics Crab feed

A crab feed to benefit the Warrior Athletics Scholarship Fund will take place on Feb. 21 at the CSU Stanislaus Main Dining. There will be a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner will commence at 6 p.m. including all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and bread. Tickets are $55 per person and 10 person tables can be reserved for $650 and include a bottle of wine. There are VIP sponsorships available for $1,500 and includes a table for 10, a cioppino sampler, a hosted bar and electronic logo projection throughout the evening. For more information and additional sponsorship opportunities call 667-3016.