LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY/
OREGON COAST HISTORY CENTER
CRAB KRACK FOR MARITIME CENTER
SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 15
The fourth annual Crab Krack to raise funds for the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. The bluegrass group Lucky Gap is scheduled to play. They feature traditional Americana and blue grass. Members of the group include Chas Malarkey, Bob Llewellyn, Jerry Robbins, Mike Harrington, and Linda Sickler.
Local Dungeness crab will be provided by Newport’s fishermen and processing plants and Pacific Shrimp. The dinner will include a whole crab, potatoes, salad, roll, and desserts.
The event, which will raise funds to renovate the main floor of the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center of the Lincoln County Historical Society, also features silent and oral auctions with donations from many businesses including vacation trips, furniture, quilts, art work, tools, baskets and other items.
Newport has a long love affair with the Dungeness crab. In 1938, with an abundance of crab and a need for tourists, the town started a Crab Festival, giving away the delicacies by the thousands. During the first Crab Festival, 25,000 people visited Newport for the free lunch.
Tickets for the Crab Krack are available at the Lincoln County Historical Society Burrows House and Log Cabin Museums. Cost for members is $40 per person for members, $45 per person for non-members. Memberships start as low as $10 a year. For more information, call 541-265-7509.