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Incline High crab feed looks to top $200,000 total from 2015

Maray Danahey
Special to the Bonanza

Scott Stranzl was just crabbin' around at the 2009 IHS Boosters Crab Feed.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The 34th annual Crab and Pasta Feed is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.

The Incline High School Boosters host this "all-you-can-eat" dinner and auction as the main fundraiser benefiting Incline High School. Close to 400 people will be lucky enough to dine on one of the few places able to get crab this season, thanks to the Hyatt.

Last year was the most successful Crab Feed ever, bringing in over $200,000.

"The goal for the Fund-A-Need portion of the auction was to raise enough money to buy 90 laptops, but was so successful, we were able to buy 150," said Booster President Sharon Schrage.

"This was the first step in a technology roll-out for IHS," added Principal Leslie Hermann. "This year, our goal is to raise enough money to be able to make IHS the first and only school within WCSD to be 1:1 (providing one computer for EVERY student).

"This initiative will help us fulfill our vision of bringing innovative technology and courses to IHS."

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The IHS Boosters support Incline High School when the district can't; the club's mission is "more than one child for more than one year."

"We are so grateful to have the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort host this fundraiser for the sixth year in a row," said Jayne Findlen, Booster treasurer and Crab Feed Committee Coordinator since 2010. "It is such a fantastic venue for this popular community event."

Each year, the IHS Boosters club typically funds, among other endeavors: athletic uniforms, textbooks, college counseling, college planning, art, music, library materials, technology, a new weight room, classroom supplies, and a staff position that was cut by the district.

Tickets for this year's crab feed are $85 per person and are available at the Potlatch. The event has sold out for the past four years, so get your tickets now!

"There will be a few popular auction items returning and plenty of new ones, including travel destinations to exciting destinations and tickets to sought-after events – like (Golden State) Warriors and Carrie Underwood tickets," said Joanne Devine, Auction Procurement Chair. "And no matter the size of guest's wallets, there will be many ways to contribute and terrific items to acquire."

Per the usual, Incline High seniors will volunteer as wait staff at the event — and they typically perform a flash mob routine.

"I love the tradition of having the Senior Class serve at this event," said Melissa White. "It gives the community an opportunity to meet the students and hear about their plans for the future."

Inquires about the feed and tickets can be directed to Findlen at 443-205-3356.

Mary Danahey is an Incline Village resident and member of the Incline High School Boosters. Visit inclinehs.org to learn more.