Come celebrate the 43rd annual Crab Feed in Kamiah, Jan. 23-25. This year’s theme is “Run Away with the Circus.” The event is sponsored by the Save the Pool Committee and will be held at the Legion Hall on Main Street in Kamiah.
Doors open at 4:45 p.m. each night. Dinner of all-you-can-eat fresh snow crab, ham, potato salad, coleslaw and more is served nightly from 5-7 p.m. followed by the variety show at 7 p.m. and dancing to The Fabulous Kingpins on Friday and Saturday nights.
Tickets may be purchased via cash, check, or credit card at the Kamiah Flower Shoppe on Main Street or by calling (208) 935-0200, or, if available, at the door the night of the Crab Feed. Thursday is family night with discounted ticket prices for kids. Desserts will also be available for purchase that evening.
Money from the annual event is being set aside to help reopen the Kamiah swimming pool.
If you don’t like crab or can’t attend the annual feed, you can still donate to Save the Pool. An account has been established at Freedom Northwest Credit Union. Contributions are tax deductible.
It takes well over 100 volunteers to put on the annual feed, so come support this worthwhile cause.
“We appreciate all the donations and the hard work that people put into it,” said organizer JoAnn Ketchum.
For ticket information, call the Kamiah Flower Shoppe at (208) 935-0200; for other questions, contact Ketchum at (208) 935-2206.
“We have a grant that has $135,000 available for repairs. We have to have $130,000 cash match. Some can be in-kind. To save some money we had a company come in and assess the damage. We have two leaks, and the pool must be resurfaced, plus come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Ketchum.
“Now we are in the process of hiring a construction manager, then put out bid proposals. The estimate for repairs is at least $400,000. The company we hired to look at repairs stated it would be over one million dollars to build a new one. We are working with the city and CEDA to work all this out,” she added.