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Crab feed delivers for kids

Left to right, Rich Arena, Kevin Olson, former East Bremerton High School coach Les Eathone, Mark Eathorne, Rick Torseth all attend the first annual crab feed for the Chuck Semancik Foundation on March 1. - Courtesy photo
Left to right, Rich Arena, Kevin Olson, former East Bremerton High School coach Les Eathone, Mark Eathorne, Rick Torseth all attend the first annual crab feed for the Chuck Semancik Foundation on March 1.
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By CHARLES MELTON

Editor

Often times the first time an event is held, it doesn’t meet expectations, but that wasn’t the case with the first annual Semancik Foundation crab feed on March 1 at the Bremerton Sons of Norway.

The event raised about $3,000, which will be used to fund scholarships for deserving Bremerton High School seniors.

“The crowd and our profit margin was way beyond our wildest dreams for this inaugural event, said Semancik Foundation President Lane Dowell. “We were over 90 percent capacity and netted much more for our scholarship fund than we’d hoped. The number of people who went out of their way to tell us how much fun they had was truly gratifying. They want this to be a yearly activity.”

In addition to serving up enough crab to satisfy all who attended the event, an auctions was held at the event and also proved to be a smashing success, Dowell said.

“Thanks for your support and for bringing attention to these very worthwhile community projects,” he said. 

On the scholarship front, the Semancik Foundation announced a special designation for one of its scholarships, naming it the Albert L. Colvin Scholarship in memory of one of Bremerton’s greatest civic pioneers.

“Al Colvin loved his city, and he gave and gave and gave to make it a better place for all its residents. His memorial service was populated by those of all races and full of warm thoughts and deeds of the long time city councilman,” Dowell said. “Mr. Colvin could truly walk the streets of his beloved city and not remember the color of the man’s skin that he just passed.”

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