TURLOCK — The Turlock Rural Fire District is kicking off the new year with a crab feed to raise funds.
The Fire Department co-sponsors the event with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock and new partner the Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation for the fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the fairground.
Funds from the sixth annual All You Can Eat Shrimp and Crab Feed event will go toward buying "life-saving fire equipment," said Chris Borovansky, chief executive officer for the Stanislaus County Fair. All three groups will split the proceeds, with some going to support youth community service projects.
The event will be in Building E-2 at the fairground and will include a silent auction, raffles and prizes. Tickets are $45 must be purchased in advance by calling (209) 986-0833 or stopping by the Stanislaus County Fair office at 900 N. Broadway Ave. in Turlock by today.
The event raises about $6,000 each year and draws about 250 attendees.
The all-volunteer 25-member Turlock Rural Fire District has been serving the residents in the outlying regions of Turlock since 1958.