ROSBURG — Members of the American Legion Post in Deep River are making preparations for their annual Crab and Oyster Feed Jan. 23 at Rosburg Hall.

“This is not one of those crab dinners where customers are run in to eat and then run out as fast as possible to make way for another group of diners,” said Post Commander Ken Elliott. “Our patrons receive an entire evening of activities that include: happy hour, a meal of crab, all-you-can-eat oysters, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and garlic bread; a raffle; and a dance.”

The cost is $28 a person, or $5 for just the dance.

Happy hour is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. with the meal beginning at 7 p.m. The raffle begins at 8:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 9 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis, so it’s best to get to the hall when the doors first open shortly before 6 p.m.

This year, there are 30 to 35 items in the raffle, including two .243 caliber rifles, jewelry, tools and other items.

The King Brothers Band from Longview will provide music for the dance.

This annual event is the major fund raiser for the post’s activities supporting veterans, their families, local students and community members in need.

Ticket sales are limited to 200 to make sure there is comfortable seating for everyone. There are still tickets available from Mike Mouliot (360-795-3333), Ken Elliott (360-465-2274), Dale Rose (360 465-2234) or Nick Nikkila (360-465-2595). For those who are unable to be present but want to participate in the raffle, tickets can be purchased from Mouliot. Winners don’t have to be present as long as their tickets are filled out and legible.

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