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Kitchen crew for Soroptimist St. Helena crab feed

The members of Soroptimist International St. Helena served up nearly 1,200 pounds of crab in February 2017 at the Native Sons Hall. At far right is Anna Beard, the club’s secretary and the official “Kitchen Boss,” who has been overseeing the crab feed since she joined the club in 1991.

Tim Carl photo

Soroptimist International of St. Helena will hold its 41st Annual Crab Feed at 6 p.m. both Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Native Sons Hall, 1313 Spring St. The theme is “Vintage Saint Helena: Honoring Our Community in Soroptimist Style,” with a focus on the era from 1954 to 1968.

This year’s event will honor the community with a vintage-themed event that will include retro cocktails, desserts and vintage photographs from the St. Helena Historical Society. Other photos were generously provided by the St. Helena Fire Department.

Event co-chairs include Julie Jenanyan, Susan Duryea and Carolyn Duryea.

The event includes a brief live auction, which will include the best of the vintage photos, along with a unique, one-of-its-kind items. Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer is Elaine Honig.

Friday night includes crab dinner, no-host bar, 50/50 raffle, and dessert auction.

Saturday night includes crab dinner, no-host bar, 50/50 raffle, silent and live auction, DJ and dancing. The no-host bar will offer vintage cocktails, including martinis, manhattans, and screwdrivers.

Tickets are $75 per person for Friday and $95 per person for Saturday.

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