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Crab Season In Riverbank
CVCR Crab Feed
Riverbank area residents take an opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day a bit early by taking their sweethearts to the Central Valley Community Resources crab feed fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Riverbank Community Center. The evening also included a silent auction and live music. Ric McGinnis/The News

Crab lovers filled the tables in the Riverbank Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 12 as they partook of a fund-raising feed that featured Caribbean-style crab, as well as shrimp and tri-tip, along with jambalaya rice, corn bread and beverages. It was the fifth annual ‘Crabby Love Affair,’ according to sponsor Central Valley Community Resources, probably named because of its proximity to Valentine’s Day. CVCR is a 501c3 non-profit organization which provides a number of services to people of the Riverbank area.

“It was an awesome and successful event,” said organizer Darlene Barber-Martinez.

She said the room was full of guests, the food was superb, and the students on hand working the event were amazing serving the food.

“We offer a scholarship to the students at the end of the school. The music was outstanding, by Combo Puerto Rico. Thank you to all of our sponsors that helped to make this event a success.”

For those who missed the CVCR feed, all is not lost.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the Boosters group of Riverbank High School parents, alumni and coaches have set their own Crab Feed, their fifth annual event. They, too, are offering all you can eat tri-tip and shrimp in addition to the crab.

Boosters are selling individual tickets for $65.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. After dinner they’ll hold some raffles then, there’s a dance following.

The Boosters Crab Feed will be held at the FES Hall in Oakdale, at 140 N. Lee Ave. They can be contacted at or on Facebook for more details; or call Kimi Jennings, at 209-278-6721.

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