Shriners crab dinner a smash hit

Good food, good fun and great auction items abundant

Margot Harris

Margot Harris

The second annual Shriners King Crab & Prime Rib Buffet & Auction was a cracking good time at the 100 Mile Community Hall on April 18.

Big Country Shrine Club vice-president Frank Dobbs says it was a big hit and raised $25,326.

A total of $3,540 of it will be donated to the South Cariboo Health Foundation, and $21,786 will go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children transportation program, he explains.

“We had a few extra expenses this year, but we still netted about the same as last year. I think for a small town, we did really well – and we got quite a few $1,000 cash donations.”

Dobbs notes the Red Rock Grill catered the crab and prime rib dinner, which was terrific and very well received by the more than 170 guests.

“Everybody had a great time. It was just something that was a lot of fun.”

The club volunteers worked really hard in a team effort, with some members from Williams Lake who helped with activities, such as ticket selling and serving drinks, he adds.

Dobbs says the Shriners thank the community participants, donors and sponsors for all their support.

“100 Mile is always great to help out with anything that is worthwhile.”

Since 1994, the Big Country Shrine Club has donated $30,000 to the local health foundation, he notes.