The annual Ilwaco Sports Boosters Crab Feed at the Long Beach Elks Club last Saturday raised thousands of dollars for local educational programs, while also filling a lot of bellies with crab, butter, bread, hot dogs and other goodies. Bella Brownlee, above, whacks a succulent morsel with one of the provided bludgeons. Right, a woman takes a more nuanced approach, making use of a pair of well-worn pliers.

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