Crabby, crabby, crabby

29 Mar

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Saturday night, we went to a Crab Feed at the Junior League of Monterey County. My good friend, Denine is a member and they go every year.  We had a great time.  The crab was plentiful and delish!  There was a raffle, 50/50 raffle, and silent auction.  Oh, they had a dessert silent auction, too.  That was fun.

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We  bid on this beautiful photograph by Steve Tronick.  And . . . we won it!  It’s so lovely!  And, gosh, looking at his website, there are several other wildflower prints that I’d LOVE to get and group with this one.

The best part about it is that the Junior League of Monterey County was raising money for a cause that I can really believe in. They are supporting an organization that helps to mentor kids who are exiting the foster care system. This organization provides training in life skills for 16-18 year olds.  The emphasis is on school to work transitions.  Each teen is provided with a mentor.  There was a speaker last night — a young woman who is a graduate of the foster care system and a graduate of our local University.  She was a delightful speaker and encouraged the attendees to both spend well and to speak to her if they were willing to consider being foster parents.

If you are going to go to a social event and spend too much money on food and art . . . be sure your money will be well spent.  It’s a good feeling!

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4 Responses to “Crabby, crabby, crabby”

  1. vicki 29 March, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    Dog! That crab looks good, especially after a week of soup following oral surgery. I love the photo you bid on but I really love all the photos you put on flickr. You are very cute in that series.

    • Liza Lee Miller 30 March, 2009 at 5:13 am #

      Thanks for the compliment! However, I’m not in ANY of those pics! I’m BEHIND the camera. The cute one . . . that’s my best friend. She’s so dang cute, I can’t hate her for it. The crab was amazing! I really think, though, when they say “all you can eat” that they should let you go back the next day . . . 🙂

  2. jodyss 29 March, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Seems like such a great evening. Crab! Yum! And what a gorgeous photo. How fun.

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