Crowds of people filled the social hall at the AnnandaleFire Station July 29, as they enjoyed unlimited crab legs and spiced shrimp while helping the Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads volunteer fire departments raise much needed funds.
The two fire departments collaborate on a crab feast three times a year and split the proceeds, says Gary Moore, deputy chief of the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department. The event usually nets about $1,500 for each fire station.
A silent auction at the event included a week at a villa on the Greek Island of Santorini contributed by Gina Galloway of Villas andVoyages, gift baskets, and event tickets. Corporate sponsors for the crab feast include NOVA Wrestling and HVAC Unlimited.
The shrimp and crab legs, about 700 to 800 pounds of them, were from the Saucy Crab Co., in Maryland. There was also corn on the cob, hush puppies, hot dogs, and an array of desserts.
The next craft feast is Oct. 29, and there will be large screen TVs showing the Redskins game.