The crab, pasta and salad are delicious but it’s the live auction that delights.
It’s where they auction the VIP table for the following year to include top-notch service all night, limitless crab and two bottles of wine. Rick Joy and crew will be seated there next year for the cost of $1,000. Rick also donated 10 tons of base rock to be delivered locally and that brought in $900.
Al Pombo, Inc. donated $1,000 for materials and/or trucking which went for $1,900.
Grandi Ranch ($450), Green Gulch Ranch ($300) ,Wallace Ranch($525) and Roberti Ranch ($1,000) all donated a ton of alfalfa, grain hay or grass hay.
Hunt & Sons, Inc. donated 100 gallons of propane delivered locally.
Tyler Martin offered five hours of local snow removal.
Sierra Valley Enterprises offered 1.5 cords of mixed lodge/oak wood delivered locally. Don Harnach bid $500 and donated it all back and it then went for $475.
Loyalton High School Woodshop wowed the crowd with its river table which went for a bargain at $700. The Loyalton High School Varsity Girls’ Softball created a Date Night Basket that went for $400. Sierra Schools Foundation sold two golfers for the Golf Tournament to be held October 7th and took in $275. Plumas Pines Golf Resort donated a round of golf for 4 with a golf cart included and that went for $550. Loyalton FFA offered horseshoe decorations handcrafted by Roy White and they brought in $75.
The good stuff, including two pans of nine homemade cinnamon rolls by Tim Driscoll are always coveted and each pan went for $200. And then there were Katie Campbell’s Famous stack of chocolate, coconut and oatmeal Cowboy Cookies which took in $350.
It will be the last year for Reno Air Racing Association, Inc. and they offered two general admission, two pit passes and one reserved parking pass for the entire event’s duration September 13-17. That took in $650.
Reno Aces offered four infield reserve tickets which went for $250. The Reno Rodeo Association offered four Reno Rodeo tickets for June 19th at 7 p.m. along with four Reno Rodeo hats.
In all, there were 42 hotly contested auction items besides 21 raffle items and four door prizes.
The support of sponsors makes the Crab Feed a big success and helps the Booster Club purchase sports equipment, new uniforms, do improvement project and helps provide transportation for all athletic teams.