Crackin’ for Chuck’s Kids

Sounds of crab legs cracking and the aromas of sweet, melted butter and even pizza will drift across the Washington Narrows.

The second annual Crackin’ for Chuck’s KIDS event is set for March 7 at the Bremerton Sons of Norway lodge.

The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and tickets are still available at $25 per person.

The Semancik Foundation actively helps students in Bremerton and the proceeds from the event will go to the foundation’s scholarship fund.

One of the foundation’s new scholarships is the Al Colvin Scholarship, which was given by the former Bremerton City councilman’s family after his death last February.

In addition to mountains of crab, pizza will be available for those who aren’t exactly fond of the seafood delicacy, but still want to contribute to a great cause.

Cole slaw, baked beans and dinner rolls will round out the menu, and beer, wine and soda will be available to help wash it all down.

After dinner, guests will be invited and encouraged to participate in an auction, which features everything from Marvin Williams memorabilia to local art and jewelry.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is a gourmet dinner for eight by Mike Elliot, who served as a member of the security teams for Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, foundation president Lane Dowell said.

Elliot requests a minimum bid of $1,600 for the meal, which will include stories from his days guarding both presidents, Dowell said.

The main goal of the event is to aid the foundation in its efforts to expand its scholarship offerings to deserving students through a renewable scholarship, he said.

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