Lobseter Fest sure to be a feast

Grand Forks Rotary Club will host a special fundraiser next month.

The Grand Forks Rotary Club is starting September off with a bang as the club is presenting Lobster Fest.

Be sure to get your claws on some tickets before they all sell out to avoid disappointment.

“Over half the tickets have already been sold,” said Peter Perepelkin, chair of the Lobster Fest committee. “We’re anticipating that it’s going to be a sell out. For people who are interested in the lobster or just wish to donate, don’t wait for the last minute. It will sell out.”

Lobster Fest goes Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Christina Lake Community Hall and is a fundraiser for the club’s spray park, which will be built in City Park.

The Rotary club is importing fresh Maritime lobster and will be pairing it with local, fresh produce for the event.

“All the veggies and other produce will come from the Boundary,” said Rotarian Graham Watt. “It’s going to be East meets West. Everything is going to be prepared by a local chef, Devon Butterfield.”

Perepelkin said Lobster Fest is open to all ages and people are free to come dressed as they wish.

“It’s not a formal event,” he said. “We expect people to come ‘classy, casual dress.’ Let’s go out and celebrate lobster and building a park.”

Rotarian Lynne Burch, who chairs the spray park committee, said she expects the event to be one of the highlights of the fall.

Perepelkin added, “Hopefully, this will be the start of an annual event.”

Watt said that lobster fests and feeds have been very successful in other cities in B.C., such as Kelowna and Merritt.

“We ‘borrowed’ the idea from other Rotary clubs who have used lobster fests as a successful fundraiser for major initiatives,” he said. “They’ve been doing it in Kelowna for a number of years.”

There will also be live music from local band Mad Dog as well as a local fiddler.

Also on hand will be a silent auction and a raffle draw for a flight anywhere WestJet flies.

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for Lobster Fest, or raffle tickets, can contact any Rotarian or by calling Craig at 250-442-2191 extension 208 or email bcjgbba@yahoo.ca.

Tickets are also available at Sears in Grand Forks and the Christina Lake Welcome Centre.

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