8th Annual Crab Krack

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8th Annual Crab Krack Scheduled for January 17

The Eighth Annual Crab Krack will be held at 4pm, Sunday, January 17th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. This crustacean commemoration and feast raises funds for renovations at the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Local Dungeness crab will be provided by Newport’s seafood processing plants, fishermen, and Pacific Shrimp. Dinner will include a whole crab, various side dishes and an array of desserts, along with no-host bar, music by Past Forward, and both a silent and oral auction. In short, something for everyone!

This year’s fundraising focus is Phase II lower floor renovations of the Maritime Center. Phase II incorporates the majority of the lower floor (some 8000 square-feet), as well as exterior renovations.

phaseII_theatre2When renovations are complete, the main attraction will be the Doerfler Family Theatre, a 140-seat media/event space made possible in large part by a grant from the Doerfler Family Trust. This multi-purpose venue will accommodate small performances, film festivals, presentations and special events of all kinds. In addition, the lower level will boast a conference room/exhibit gallery, catering area, and restrooms. Outdoor additions include a children’s discovery area and terrace. Contractors are currently working on funded components of this pay-as-you-go community resource.

The Agate Beach Inn is offering a special rate for guests attending the festivities, and reservations can be made by calling 541-265-9411, or 800-547-3310 and mentioning “Crab Krack” to get the special rate.

Tickets for the Crab Krack are available for purchase at the Burrows House and Pacific Maritime Heritage Museums. Cost for members is $45 per person, for non-members $55. Memberships start as low as $20 a year. For more information, to purchase tickets, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.